Parathyroid Surgery Guide 12+

Calcium Science

Designed for iPad

    • 4.9 • 345 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
345 Ratings

345 Ratings

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

dadjmomj ,

10 years of pain and deteriorating health

I sat in bed and prayed for help and googled high calcium (my latest ongoing problem.). The first thing I found was Dr Norman telling the hyperparathyroid disease symptoms and the great news of the Norman Parathyroid Center. I called my husband in and we began to set the process in motion. I flew from Dallas,TX to Tampa,Fl for my surgery. I am 5 days post-op and have less pain then I have had in years. I can eat normal again. God blessed me with Dr. Norman and his team of surgeons. My my surgeons were Dr Mitchell, Dr. Boone and Dr. Norman. They will always be in my prayers and everyone I love will learn about this disease whether they want to or not. Thank you to this incredible team, including every nurse and staff member. I had 2 tumors and 2 good glands. My thyroid had been treated with Radioactive iodine in 1991 and it was examined as well. This is not just a job for these doctors. It is a mission and they do beautiful surgery.
This app helps you stay on task with the doctors instructions. It is great.

inspire8 ,

A must have app!

I downloaded this app so that I could have as much information at my fingertips as possible. My mom had the surgery and she doesn’t use a cell phone so I have to be her eyes and ears. This app rocks! Very informative in plain English and speaks to everything you can think of asking and things that you don’t think of. It is written on an elementary level so you don’t feel overwhelmed. This app is the best thing that could have happened besides the surgery itself. I was able to answer all of my mom’s concerns and mine. It put us at ease and we did not need to call the surgeon or office staff for anything because we knew what to do and what not to do, what to expect and how to handle any issues because the app addresses them. So glad I downloaded this app and I have not come across any other app that’s so well put together.

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