Items Tagged ‘sestamibi scan’

September 12, 2017

recurrent hyperparathyroidism

By johnsim9284 johnsim9284

I am extremely grateful for Dr. Yeh and his entire endocrine surgery team (surgical fellows, nurse practitioners, RN’s, office staff). I am a practicing physician in Santa Barbara. Through routine testing I was told I had a recurrence of hyperparathyroidism. This came as a complete shock to me as I had a surgical “cure” over […]

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Tags: abnormal gland, abnormal parathyroid gland, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery team, endocrinologist, endocrinology, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, Parathyroid 4D-CT Scan, parathyroid gland, patient stories, Santa Barbara

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

October 10, 2016

Surgery For Hyperthyroidism “Sure Worth It”

By rpodway rpodway

A routine blood draw ordered by my hormone doctor showed I had an elevated calcium level. This led the doctor to test the level of my parathyroid hormone which also tested high. At this point, suspecting parathyroid issues, I was referred to a general surgeon and had a Sestamibi Scan to look for diseased parathyroid […]

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Tags: blood draw, blood tests, calcium level, Dr. Masha Livhits, Dr. Michael Yeh, elevated calcium level, endocrine, endocrine surgery, hair loss, hormone, hormone doctor, hyperparathyroidism