Parathyroid hyperparathyroid has anyone had the surgery in the US?

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Has anyone had parathyroid surgery in the US and do you have a surgeon you can recommend? 

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    Yes,  I had surgery in the US, I travelled to Tampa & was operated on for a parathyroid tumour by Dr Norman. The whole experience went exceptionally well & I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. Chrissy 

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      Thank you for your response.  I am weighing using him vs a surgeon that comes highly recommended here and can't sift through the online info to see if it's just hype that he is that much better.  I am having other issues and my medical bills are skyrocketing.  Do you mind me asking how much was the whole thing to go there and the surgery and how long did you stay?  Also how far away were you from Tampa and how did the follow up work, did another doctor do it?  Once you decide to have the surgery there how long did it take to get in? 

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      I had Dr., Castillo in Phoenix, AZ. He is VERY knowledgeable about the parathyroid and a super surgeon.

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    Hi,

    I had parathyroid surgery 2 weeks ago with Dr. Richard Prinz.  He is in Illinois.  I highly recommend him based on my experience.  It was outpatient. It took less than 2 weeks to get surgery scheduled from time of diagnosed.  I don’t have cost info as I’ve not yet received a billing.  

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    I decided to go with DR Roy Phitayakorn in Mass Gereneral. Had it done a week ago. Was comfortable with him and he was highly recommended. Located in Boston
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    Thank you everyone. I ended up going to NPC in Tampa and Dr. D Ruan did my surgery he was great. He original was in Boston but went to Tampa. I was weighing out NPC, BWH and Mass General in Boston and had a hard time of deciding until my new endo laughed at me for thinking of going all of the way to Tampa since I was so close to Boston where there are so many "great hospitals and it's foolish to go to Florida". After he laughed I said fine who would you recommend and he said "I used to recommend Dr. Ruan as my first choice but he is no longer in the area (he did not know he was at NPC) then he gave me a few other names. I said well "if I traveled to where Dr. Ruan was would you be comfortable with that?" He replied, "absolutely". That's when I said he is now in Tampa Florida at NPC. He was all on board after that.

    As I drove out of the city my cell rang and it was the doctor from NPC to do my consult, it ironically was Dr. Ruan I hadn't got a chance to call them yet to request him, I was just assigned to him. So decision was made. I am 10 moths out and feeling much better and younger. I am very happy I got him as a surgeon and I couldn't have been happier with NPC they are all great as are BWH and Mass General.

    There are great surgeons everywhere and not all are the right match for everyone so go with your gut on which is good for you. Thank you everyone.

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