What is the expected success of surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism?
Parathyroidectomy is highly successful for primary hyperparathyroidism, correcting hypercalcemia in > 95% of patients when performed by an experienced surgeon. Bone density stabilizes or increases in the vast majority of patients. Successful parathyroidectomy significantly decreases the risk of kidney stone recurrence. Following successful surgery, many patients experience improvement in the vague nonspecific symptoms of hyperparathyroidism.