Re: Need parathyroid surgeon in Texas
I love sharing my story if it helps others! Because the 4 scan didn't reveal a tumor, Dr. Holt did tell me that it would be an exploratory surgery and that I would have to stay at least one night in the hospital because of it. After they had me under anesthesia, they were able to insert a catheter in my foot to draw blood. Each time she removed a gland, they would draw blood to see what the parathyroid level was. Each time it was still high until she got to the 4th one. She only took 1/2 because my levels dropped to normal. Otherwise she would have to implant the 4th one into my arm. Not real clear on why I didn't ask, but glad she didn't have too. I noticed later that day after surgery my fingers and face felt tingling. They took my blood and my ionized calcium was below normal. So I have to take calcium 3x day. So far it has worked for me. As far as my voice, they have to insert a breathing tube. My throat was very sore for the first two days, but they will give you something for it. So no damage at all. I still have trouble regulating my blood pressure, it kinda goes wild, but I'm hoping it will settle down as I still am recovering at this time. Please let me know if there is anything else I can answer for you. Good Luck, you will love Dr. Holt. She is very soft spoken but a wonderful doctor!