Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHP) is a condition that occurs when one or more of your parathyroid glands make too much parathyroid hormone (PTH). A high PTH level can lead to kidney stones or weakened bones, and may also contribute to heart disease and high blood pressure. In most instances, PHP is caused by a single hyperactive gland, but it can be caused by two or more hyperactive glands.
Doctors diagnose parathyroid disease and parathyroid cancer by measuring hormone levels, imaging and, tumor biopsy by a pathologist (our cellular experts). Our main goal is to get a correct diagnosis of your condition — often at the genetic level so we can identify the best treatments.
Why Choose Us?
Only center in South Florida with a specialty endocrine testing center. Our specialized testing centers improves diagnosis accuracy, leading to more precise treatments and better results. Located at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the center is staffed by specialized nurses and technical assistants who perform complex hormone tests.
Advanced radiation oncology tools. We are one of only five medical centers in the country with ViewRay™ — MRI-guided radiation therapy. Our RapidArc® radiotherapy system delivers intensity modulated external radiation therapy (IMRT). These tools lead to more efficient and effective treatments, shorter treatment times, pinpoint accuracy in tumor targeting, and less damage to surrounding healthy tissue.