Parathyroid glands produce parathyroid hormone, which plays a role in
the regulation of calcium levels in the blood. Dr. Denise Carneiro-Pla,
an endocrine surgeon, talks about the role of the parathyroid gland and
when surgery is offered based on signs and symptoms of an abnormal
functioning parathyroid gland. Dr. Carneiro-Pla discusses the minimally
invasive surgery in detail, the importance of monitoring the parathyroid
hormone levels and the possible risks associated with the surgery.
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