Frequently Asked Questions

Do I get an antibiotic before surgery?


You sure do!

A lot of patients will tell us: “my doctor told me that I need to take an antibiotic before having any surgery”.  Yep, we know this and we understand. All of our patients get a single dose of IV antibiotics right before the operation. This is for your safety and benefit. Here at the Norman Parathyroid Center we have performed well over 30,000 parathyroid operations and we have never had a wound infection. (knock, knock, knock — knocking on wood!). We take many precautions to make sure you have the best treatment and the best outcomes in the world.

Remember, we want the same thing you want: A quick, safe, successful operation.