Parathyroid Surgery Guide 12+

Calcium Science

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 428 Ratings
    • Free



Going to have parathyroid surgery? This free app will guide you through every aspect of your parathyroid operation. Produced by the Norman Parathyroid Center for their patients, but also designed to benefit all persons having parathyroid surgery at any hospital. From the basics on what to wear and what to bring to the hospital, to when you can exercise and go back to work. Contains advice on vitamin D, calcium, and osteoporosis medications after surgery among dozens of other topics. Potential surgery problems are covered so you understand what is normal and what is not. Made by the most experienced parathyroid surgeons in the world; with over 35,000 parathyroid operations performed, these doctors have seen every possible situation and have put that knowledge into an easy to use format.

Download the app and make your parathyroid operation the best experience it can be! And make sure the people going with you to the hospital download the app too so they know what is going on.

Before Your Operation - How to prepare for the operation including buying your calcium pills.
Day of Your Operation - What to bring, what to wear and other basics. Overview of who you will meet and how your day will proceed.
After Your Operation - What to expect on every topic, from incision pain, taking calcium pills, followup with your doctors and when you can expect to be a new person!
Frequently Asked Questions - Tons of questions we have been asked while performing over 3,700 parathyroid operations per year.
Video Testimonial Producer - Make a video testimonial to help teach other patients about parathyroid disease and how it has affected your life before and after your operation.
Search Tool - Easy access to the hundreds of topics covered in this app.
Arrival Time and Location - Personalized for Norman Parathyroid Center (NPC) patients with the correct appointment time and map. Non-functional if using as Guest.
Family and Friends - People going with you should download app to understand what is happening, and what they should bring with them.
About the Parathyroid Center - History and significance of the Parathyroid Institute in Tampa and how it has impacted countless lives like yours.
Hotel Reservations - Having surgery in Tampa? -- Connect with our partner hotels.
Notifications - Patients having surgery at NPC will receive 5 reminders to help organize their operation. Non-functional if using as Guest.

This app does not provide medical advice, nor provide for the diagnosis or treatment of disease. Always seek the advice of your physician or other healthcare provider for any issues, questions, or concerns you may have about your health, surgery, or after surgery complications. Some information is written specifically for patients undergoing surgery at the Norman Parathyroid Center and therefore will be different for those having surgery at another institution. Some information may not apply to you if you are having surgery at another institution, and may be in conflict with advice or information given to you by your doctors. Always follow the advice of YOUR doctors over the information contained within this app. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical care/assistance because of something you have read on the website or from using this app or any of the apps associated with the Norman Parathyroid Center or Calcium Science, LLC.

What’s New

Version 1.0.7

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Bug fixes and minor improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
428 Ratings

428 Ratings

ChellyGriffin ,

Parathyroid Surgery at Norman Parathyroid Hospital

The level of care that I received at this hospital is at the very top!!! From the time my husband and I entered the building we received superb care. We traveled from Virginia to have this surgery. I have had high calcium levels for approximately 6 years and had no idea it was causing all the problems I was having until my new primary care doctor advised me how serious this condition was. Reached out to EVMS ear, nose and throat in my area to schedule in August 2023 and they could see me until December 15, 2023. I waited for all of those months to go in on December 15th at 8 am and they advise me that my appointment was bumped to December 22nd. I went back on December 22nd but I was not comfortable with a surgeon that only had one year in practice doing multiple types of surgeries in ENT and not just parathyroid. That’s when I went to Google and found this amazing hospital in Tampa, Florida. Read the reviews and I was in. Set the appointment and had my consultation with Dr. Kevin Parrack on February 9th and here I am on March 12th and it’s done!!! The other good thing is that the parathyroid tumor was what I was coming to have removed, however, when they went in they found another abnormal gland and removed that one too. I thank God for ordering my steps to this hospital. Thank you to Dr. Kevin Parrack and the wonderful team of nurses, doctors, and staff at this amazing hospital!!!

Debtuck1234 ,

Saved me

For almost a year I had battled with lack of interest, depression, hypertension, body aches and pains,RA, vertigo, kidney stones and Mini stroke. A handful of doctors treated each symptom separately but to no avail. One however did notice that my calcium was high and this led me to do my own research. I found Norman Parathyroid Center in Tampa. I realized I was dealing with parathyroid disease. From the time I emailed them up until my surgery on Feb 24,2022 I had nothing but exceptional care. From administrators, Nicole and Pam to Kimberly scheduling my surgery to Dr Luke Watkins (surgeon) calling me and answering any questions And he diagnosed my primary hyperthyroidism. I used one of the recommended hotels with limo service to hospital, greeted by wonderful staff and nurses Alexandria and Mariah. NeeNee in radiology to Sharon in Anesthesia and my operating nurses It was WORLD CLASS treatment. Dr Carling surgeon performed the surgery (removed a tumor and in total two glands) and called me that night to see how I was doing. This isn’t a surgery you can trust anyone to do. They do this surgery all day long. I cannot thank them enough for this exceptional care. I feel great the lack of interest a depression gone, less body aches and I have more energy, no problems with vertigo to date. I expect a full recovery and getting my life back. THANK YOU NORMAN PARATHYROID CENTER

dumdum43 ,

Norman Parathyroid Center and App are the best

I had high calcium as far back as electronic records in my healthcare facility go. Probably longer. Multiple kidney stones and regularly passed “gravel”. Severe headaches. High bp. Stomach acid issues. More. No one noticed high calcium despite (!) on every test result. Even treatment by urologist with 24 urine testing didn’t pick up on it! Finally, new PCP noticed and diagnosed hyperparathyroidism. Needless to say, I wasn’t going to trust this facility with my ongoing care (despite pcp diagnosis). Began my own research and found Norman Center. Their response to my situation was phenomenal. Between the helpful phone conversations and the APP, I decided to travel to Florida for surgery. Long story a little longer, I couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. They treated my wife and me like royalty. Surgery and follow up went smoothly. I am now close to two years post. Headaches, gone. Gravel, gone. Calcium, normal. Working on weaning off bp meds. To say I’m happy with Norman Center would be a big understatement. These folks save a big chunk of the quality of my life. I highly recommend them. And the APP is wonderful for all things Parathyroid. I have recommended it to many others.

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