My doctor discovered high blood calcium levels, and he noticed it had something to do with my parathyroid. After visiting an endocrinologist, it was determined that I needed surgery to remove all or part of my parathyroid glands. The information I received at first seemed frightening - I was informed there were numerous side effects, and I remember reading a document detailing them that was pages long . Thankfully however, I didn't experience any of these symptoms. The UCLA experience is wonderful, and Dr. Yeh is a great physician.
Looking back, my advice is to be aware of potential side effects but don't scare yourself too much. Surgery can be a good thing, because it solves the problem.