A/Prof Miller is an expert in minimally invasive parathyroid surgery
Located behind the thyroid gland are four tiny parathyroid glands. These glands, each the size of a grain of rice, make parathyroid hormone (PTH), which controls calcium levels in your blood. Calcium is crucial for the health of your bones, heart, nerves, and muscles. The most common way the parathyroid glands cause trouble is when one or more of them becomes overactive, making too much PTH. This condition is called HYPERPARATHYROIDISM. This condition is often silent, or causes symptoms so general, a person or his/her doctor may not even notice them. But left untreated, hyperparathyroidism can lead to serious health problems. Fortunately, hyperparathyroidism can usually be cured with a simple operation.