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UW Health endocrine surgeons in Madison, Wisconsin, treat hyperparathryroidism.


The Parathyroid Glands


These four pea-sized glands that comprise the parathyroid are usually located next to the thyroid gland in the neck (see image at left). Occasionally, a parathyroid gland can be found in other locations in the neck as well as in the upper chest. The parathyroid glands make parathyroid hormone (PTH), which controls the levels of calcium in the body.


Hyperparathyroidism Information

From Our Doctors: Treating Hyperparathyroidism