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Will i have to stay in the hospital overnight for parathyroid removal surgery?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Maybe: This is changing. Some surgeons do have most of their patients spend the night in the hospital; others allow most people to go home a few hours after their surgery. Some things that may affect this include whether tests have shown the exact location of the parathyroid tumor, a patient's overall health, and how far they live from the hospital.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
De: That depends on the surgeon and whether you have any complications. Most people go home the same day after uncomplicated surgery of that nature.
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
35 years experience
Depends on surgeon: Has your surgeon addressed the issue of familial inherited conditions? It is unusual to have hyperparathyroidism at age 26.
Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
Head and Neck Surgery 33 years experience
Outpatient.: It is the trend but some surgeons and some circumstances mandate overnight observation. Stack BC Jr, Spencer H, Moore E, Medvedev S, Bodenner D. Outpatient parathyroid surgery data from the University Health System Consortium. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Sep;147(3):438-43. doi: 10.1177/0194599812445551. Epub 2012 Apr 24. PubMed PMID: 22535912.

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