Parathyroid Education on Video

High blood calcium, hyperparathyroidism, parathyroid gland problems, low vitamin D, and parathyroid surgery! Everything you want to know about parathyroid disease on VIDEO.

Featured Flicks are 3-10 minute videos with detailed information on many parathyroid subjects. Enjoy!


Low Vitamin D Does NOT Cause High Calcium

Low Vitamin D Does NOT Cause High Calcium

Dr James Norman from the Norman Parathyroid Center speaks with a group of endocrinologists during and AACE meeting. You will learn that almost all patients with primary hyperparathyroidism have low vitamin D and then after the parathyroid tumor is removed the vitamin D goes back

Part I: Hyperparathyroidism: NIH Criteria and High Calcium Levels

Part I: Hyperparathyroidism: NIH Criteria and High Calcium Levels

Dr. Politz from the Norman Parathyroid Center presents a discussion on NIH criteria for diagnosing hyperparathyroidism to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

What Is Calcium And Why Is It So Important?

What Is Calcium And Why Is It So Important?

Learn how Calcium is affected by parathyroid glands and how parathyroid glands are the control system for the levels of calcium in your body.

The Importance Of Sestamibi Scans For Parathyroid Tumors

The Importance Of Sestamibi Scans For Parathyroid Tumors

Read your own sestamibi scan and know where the tumors are and are not, also understand that a negative scan is ok but the experience of the surgeon is very important.

Parathyroid Tumors And Sestamibi Scans: How to Read The Scan

Parathyroid Tumors And Sestamibi Scans: How to Read The Scan

Learn what Sestamibi scans should and should NOT be used for and why you don’t need a scan until day of surgery.

How To Become A Patient With The Norman Parathyroid Center

How To Become A Patient With The Norman Parathyroid Center

Learn what to do to become a patient of the Norman Parathyroid Center, which forms to fill out, which website to go to, and the process through the time of surgery.

Part III : NIH Criteria Evaluation and Discussion

Part III : NIH Criteria Evaluation and Discussion

Dr. Politz from the Norman Parathyroid Center and Tampa General Hospital, talks about where the NIH guidelines came from and why, the percentages of people with parathyroid tumors that are outside some of these guidelines, and how endocrinologists can be proactive with this disease. Part

Parathyroid Sestamibi Scan Review

Parathyroid Sestamibi Scan Review

Dr. Norman explains sestamibi scans and why they are often negative. Sestamibi scans are usually wrong and far too much emphasis is placed on sestamibi scans!

What Is Hyperparathyroidism?

What Is Hyperparathyroidism?

Learn about parathyroid glands and what happens when they become tumors and which symptoms are because you have too much calcium in your blood.

Parathyroid Glands Can’t Be Anywhere

Parathyroid Glands Can’t Be Anywhere

Parathyroid glands can’t be everywhere and an experienced surgeon can take less than 20 minutes to complete and MIRP “mini” surgery even if there is a negative sestamibi scan.