Items Tagged ‘bone density scan’

December 6, 2017

My Parathyroid Surgery Experience

By Hayley Hayley

I was diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism after getting a routine bone density scan that showed I was getting osteoporosis. After much research, I found two places where I could receive treatment for my parathyroidism – one in Florida and the UCLA endocrine center. Living in California, I decided it made much more sense to go to […]

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Tags: ambulatory care setting, bone density scan, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, hyperparathyroidism, osteoporosis, parathyroidism, patient stories, pre-operation appointment, surgery, ucla endocrine, UCLA Endocrine Center

October 10, 2016

Total Parathyroidectomy

By jprovisor jprovisor

My doctor and I had been in the “watchful waiting” mode for 10 years, monitoring the levels of PTH and calcium in my blood. The levels were above normal for years, but hovered at the same place, a little high, but not an urgent situation requiring surgery. That is until this year when a bone […]

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Tags: 4D-CT Scan, bone density scan, calcium blood level, Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrine, endocrine surgery, four-dimensional parathyroid CT scan, osteoporosis, overweight, parathyroid glands, parathyroid imaging, parathyroid surgery