Frequently Asked Questions

Can I come by myself?


Most patients come with family or friends, but usually once a day we have somebody that comes to the Norman Parathyroid Center and the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery all by themselves. Parathyroid surgery is pretty simple the way we do it. We’ve had thousands of patients travel to Tampa for parathyroid surgery by themselves and they do great.

Safety is always the biggest concern, and we always know who is by themselves. We look after you a little different to make sure we know where you are going and you are perfectly ready to take care of yourself. It really isn’t a big deal.

If there is someone back home that you want us to call after your operation, just let us know. We’re happy to make a call or two for you. You can also call them when you wake up. Cell phones are allowed.