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Will I have to stay in the hospital overnight for parathyroid removal surgery?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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Dr. Brendan Stack, Jr.
Surgery - Head & Neck
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brendan Stack, Jr.
Dr. Brendan Stack, Jr.
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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In brief: Depends on surgeon
Has your surgeon addressed the issue of familial inherited conditions? It is unusual to have hyperparathyroidism at age 26.

In brief: Depends on surgeon
Has your surgeon addressed the issue of familial inherited conditions? It is unusual to have hyperparathyroidism at age 26.
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
Dr. Bradford Mitchell
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