About The Book

With worldwide contributions from experts in the field of parathyroid disease and surgery, Parathyroid Surgery: Fundamental and Advanced Concepts is the only text devoted specifically to the surgical management of parathyroid disease. Chapters include detailed discussions of preoperative diagnosis and testing, advanced imaging techniques and state-of-the-art surgical interventions, and incorporate thorough and judicious reviews of the current medical literature. Postoperative management strategies are also addressed to ensure physicians can safely optimize patient outcomes.

As a resource that includes all of the most critical, new topics in parathyroid surgery, this book will appeal to both surgical and nonsurgical professionals, including general otolaryngologists, general surgeons, endocrine surgeons, head and neck surgeons, surgical oncologists, and endocrinologists.

From the Foreword

Parathyroid Surgery: Fundamental and Advanced Concepts is an excellent and very valuable book which offers a comprehensive account of our state of knowledge about parathyroid disorders in 2014. Many questions have been answered and other excellent ones have been posed. I recommend this book very highly to all “students” of parathyroid disease.”

Edwin L. Kaplan, MD
Professor of Surgery
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

About The Authors

David J. Terris, MD, FACS, is the Porubsky Distinguished Professor, as well as chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology and surgical director of the Thyroid Center at Georgia Regents University. Dr. Terris attended Cornell University for his undergraduate studies, Duke University for medical school, and completed his residency and fellowship at Stanford University—where he subsequently joined the faculty at and was promoted to associate professor with tenure. In 2002, he was recruited to the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Terris is a pioneer in robotic and minimally invasive thyroid surgery and has a busy clinical practice that is limited to thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He has more than 200 publications, with most devoted to thyroid and parathyroid topics.

William S. Duke, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology at Georgia Regents University (GRU). He completed his undergraduate studies at Louisiana State University (LSU) and obtained his medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Duke completed an otolaryngology residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. After residency, he served an additional four years in the United States Army, including tenures as chief of otolaryngology during both domestic and overseas assignments. Dr. Duke went on to complete a fellowship in head and neck endocrine surgery at Georgia Regents University, where he now serves as a member of the GRU Thyroid and Parathyroid Center.

Janice Pasieka, MD, FRCSC FACS, graduated from the University of Western Ontario Medical School and completed her general surgery residency training at the University of Calgary. Following her residency, she completed three years of endocrine surgical training—a year of which under the mentorship of Dr. Norman Thompson at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Dr. Pasieka went on to study endocrine surgery at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden under the mentorship of Dr. Bertil Hamberger. She returned to the University of Calgary and has devoted her clinical practice solely to endocrine surgical diseases. Dr. Pasieka completed a three-year term as the secretary treasurer of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and in 2010 became president of this association. She was a James IV Traveling Fellow and is currently a governor of the American College of Surgeons. Her areas of interests include neuroendocrine tumors, adrenal disease, thyroid cancer, and the study of surgical outcomes in patients with hyperparathyroidism. To date, she has more than 100 peer-review publications and 15 book chapters.

Table oF Contents


  • Chapter 1. History of Parathyroid Surgery
    • Janice L. Pasieka and Jon A. van Heerden

  • Chapter 2. Physiology of Calcium Regulation
    • Tracy S. Wang and Julie Ann Sosa

  • Chapter 3. Dysfunction and Pathology of Calcium Axis
    • Bethany A. Jackson, Anthony L. Mulloy, and René J. Harper

  • Chapter 4. Diagnostic and Laboratory Evaluation of Hyperparathyroidism
    • Julianna Barsony

  • Chapter 5. Nonsurgical Therapy of Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    • Angela L. Carrelli and Shonni J. Silverberg

  • Chapter 6. Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Eligibility for Surgery
    • Justin P. Wagner and Michael W. Yeh

  • Chapter 7. Ultrasound of the Parathyroid Glands
    • Lisa A. Orloff and Ryan P. Goepfert

  • Chapter 8. Scintigraphic Evaluation of Parathyroid Adenomas: Techniques, Protocols, and Interpretation
    • Twyla B. Bartel, Tracy L. Yarbrough, and Brendan C. Stack, Jr.

  • Chapter 9. Adjunctive Imaging Modalities: MRI, CT, and 4D-CT
    • Steven E. Rodgers, Thinh H. Vu, Robert Preston Ray, Beth S. Edeiken-Monroe, and Nancy D. Perrier

  • Chapter 10. Conventional Parathyroid Surgery: Bilateral Exploration
    • Adrian M. Harvey and Janice L. Pasieka

  • Chapter 11. Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Parathyroidectomy (MIVAP)
    • Paolo Miccoli and Michele N. Minuto

  • Chapter 12. Radioguided Parathyroidectomy
    • Rebecca S. Sippel and Herbert Chen

  • Chapter 13. Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy: North American Modifications
    • William S. Duke and David J. Terris

  • Chapter 14. Robotic Parathyroidectomy
    • Naciye Cigdem Arslan, Neil S. Tolley, and Eren Berber

    • Chapter 15. The Role of Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Assessment in Parathyroid Surgery
    • Phillip K. Pellitteri and Richard A. Hodin

  • Chapter 16. Renal Hyperparathyroidism
    • Cord Sturgeon and Peter Angelos

  • Chapter 17. MEN-Associated Hyperparathyroidism
    • Peter Stanton and Mark Sywak

  • Chapter 18. Post-Parathyroidectomy Management
    • Michael C. Singer and David L. Steward

  • Chapter 19. Prevention and Management of Complications
    • Maisie L. Shindo and Kresimira Milas

  • Chapter 20. Management of Refractory Disease
    • Jennifer L. Mariti and Gregory W. Randolph

  • Chapter 21. Parathyroid Carcinoma
    • Jonathan R. George and Gary L. Clayman

  • Chapter 22. The Future of Parathyroid Surgery
    • Wen T. Shen and Orlo H. Clark


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