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Treatment of Parathyroid Adenoma in Germany

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Cost for treatment

Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
1158.55
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
8057.65
General therapeutic rehabilitation
717.22

Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of General, Abdominal, Endocrine and Colorectal Surgery

The Hospital Neuperlach Munich provides modern medical services of the highest quality. The medical center is an Academic Hospital of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and therefore it can offer its patients innovative diagnostic and therapeutic methods available only in the best German hospitals. The medical complex o
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2445
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
14279.45

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2344.95
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
13332.6

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Abdominal, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2141.95
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
12108.8

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Abdominal and Colorectal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital is the benchmark for modern high-quality medicine. Positioning itself as a maximum care medical facility, the hospital represents all medical fields. There are 26 specialized depart
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2798.8
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
16687.9

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of General and Abdominal Surgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2215.9
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
12403.15

University Hospital RWTH Aachen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Aachen

Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Transplant Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital RWTH Aachen ranks among the top German hospitals! As a maximum care university medical facility, the hospital guarantees patients first-class medical services combined with a respectful and human attitude. The hospital integrates all the modern options for the
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2424.7
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
14183.75

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of General, Abdominal, Adult and Pediatric Transplant Surgery

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2294.2
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
13479.05

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of General, Abdominal and Thoracic Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2914.8
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
16425.45

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of General, Abdominal, Transplant, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2244.9
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
12654

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2253.6
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
12604.7

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric General, Abdominal, Hepatobiliary, Endocrine, Thoracic and Hernia Surgery

The University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich was founded in 1834. It combines long traditions with the very latest advances in modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments and 20 interdisciplinary centers, where patients can receive top-class medical care in all medical fields. The hospital annuall
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2462.4
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
14427.35

University Hospital Duesseldorf

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Duesseldorf

Department of General, Abdominal and Pediatric Surgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Duesseldorf ranks among the top Germany hospitals! The hospital is an excellent example of a combination of high-quality health care, research and teaching activities. With more than 50,000 inpatients and about 300,000 outpatients every year, the hospital is
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2346.4
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
14367.9

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General, Abdominal and Transplant Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2243.45
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
12445.2

University Hospital Giessen UKGM

9.5/10
location_onGermany, Giessen

Department of General, Abdominal, Thoracic and Transplant Surgery

The University Hospital Giessen UKGM positions itself as an ultramodern medical facility with outstanding quality of medical care. The hospital presents almost all areas of medicine, ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The priorities of the hospital’s activities include surgery, neurosurgery, oncology
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2126
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
11988.45

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of General, Abdominal, Endocrine, Colorectal and Bariatric Surgery

According to the Focus magazine, University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the best medical facilities in Germany! The hospital is one of the leading healthcare facilities in Bavaria and offers top-class medical care distinguished by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medical students. The
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2268.1
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
13403.65

HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Wuppertal

Department of Endocrine Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the HELIOS University Hospital Wuppertal ranks among the top medical facilities in Germany! The hospital rightfully enjoys the status of the maximum care medical facility and provides its high-quality services in all modern fields of medicine. The hospital operates on the basis of the
Diagnosis of parathyroid adenoma
2224.6
Surgical treatment of parathyroid adenoma
12787.4
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A parathyroid adenoma is a benign tumor of this organ that impairs calcium metabolism due to the increased production of a parathyroid hormone. It is the adenoma that causes 90% of all cases of hyperparathyroidism. The disease most often develops between the ages of 50 and 70 years. THe disease affects women three times more often than men. In Germany, parathyroid adenomas are successfully treated with minimally invasive surgery.

Content

  1. What is parathyroid adenoma?
  2. Surgical treatment
  3. Complications
  4. Treatment results

The disease is treated surgically, most often it is a minimally invasive operation. After the adenoma removal surgery, parathyroid hormone and calcium levels in the blood return to the normal ones.

You can undergo your treatment in one of the following hospitals: Hospital Neuperlach Munich, University Hospital Ulm, or University Hospital Frankfurt am Main.

You do not have to take care of the organizational issues because the Booking Health company will fully arrange your trip. The company's specialists will recommend the most suitable clinic and doctor for you, help you to apply for a visa and get medical insurance, book airline tickets, translate medical records into German, and control the cost of procedures. You can contact your personal medical coordinator for any questions that may arise.

What is parathyroid adenoma?

 

The parathyroid glands are small and oval-shaped organs located near the thyroid gland. About 85% of people have 4 glands, 2 of which are located at the top and 2 are found at the bottom. The superior parathyroid glands are usually located on the posterolateral surface of the middle and superior lobes of the thyroid gland. The location of the inferior parathyroid glands is variable. They are most often localized in the lower third of the thyroid gland.

A normal parathyroid gland is about the size of an apple seed and weighs approximately 0,5g. Microadenomas are defined as tumors, whose weight is less than 0,1g, while giant adenomas weight is more than 2g. The average weight of an adenoma is 1g.

The glands secrete a parathyroid hormone, and patients with the adenoma have too much of it. This hormone plays a vital role in the metabolism of calcium and phosphorus in the kidneys, intestine and bones. A pathological hyperproduction of parathyroid hormones causes an inadequate increase in calcium levels with the depletion of phosphate reserves. Patients develop the following symptoms:

  • bone pain;
  • fatigue;
  • constipation;
  • neuropsychiatric disorders.

Kidney stones often form. A sharp increase in calcium levels may cause severe complications, such as arrhythmias, coma, and even death.

Surgical treatment

 

The treatment of parathyroid adenoma in Germany is surgical. Doctors mobilize the thyroid gland, after which detect and remove the enlarged parathyroid glands. It is best to be treated by an experienced surgeon to minimize the risk of lesions of the recurrent laryngeal nerves.

German doctors perform the operation with the use of safe and minimally traumatic techniques. The parathyroid glands can be removed from a video-assisted mini-access through an incision up to 2cm long. Once the operation is completed, surgeons apply an intradermal cosmetic suture, which eliminates the appearance of a large scar and improves the aesthetic result of the operation.

The results of the operation are monitored using laboratory diagnostics immediately, even before its completion. Doctors check the parathyroid hormone levels. After the parathyroid gland removal, they should be decreased by at least half within 10 minutes. If there is no such a decrease, this indicates that the patient also has other parathyroid glands, which are located in an unusual place.

The surgeon looks for these glands to remove them. The accessory parathyroid glands may be located in the pharynx, behind the esophagus, in the posterior mediastinum, in the thymus, within the thyroid capsule, or in the carotid sheath.

Complications

 

The risk of complications depends on the surgeon's experience and skills.

The most common complication during the adenoma removal is a recurrent laryngeal nerve injury. It may be unilateral or bilateral. The unilateral injury results in hoarseness, while the bilateral one causes breathing problems.

Both intersection and stretching of the nerve may lead to its injury. It may also be compressed or thermally damaged. If the nerve is not completely intersected, but only squeezed or stretched, then the symptoms disappear after 1-1,5 months. However, if the symptoms persist for more than 6 months, the chances of the nerve recovery are close to zero, since it is completely intersected with a high probability.

During the operation, the surgeon can notice the nerve injury and suture it together in order to ensure its follow-up regeneration.

Treatment results

 

Both conventional and minimally invasive operations provide patients with approximately the same risk of complications and the likelihood of cure for parathyroid adenoma. The success of the surgical treatment is on average 95%, and in the best clinics in Germany this indicator reaches 98%. The probability of developing complications is on average 3%, and in the specialized Head and Neck Surgery Centers it is less than 1%.

The minimally invasive approach is considered to be the preferred technique in Germany. First of all, its advantage lies in the best aesthetic outcome: there are no large scars on the neck. Other benefits include less postoperative discomfort and a faster rehabilitation.

After the treatment, the calcium levels in the patient's blood decrease and return to their normal indicators after 2-4 days. If they decrease too much, calcium gluconate therapy will be carried out. Over time, the blood calcium levels may return to normal, but some patients will need a long-term intake of oral calcium supplements to increase blood calcium levels.

If you are going to have your parathyroid adenoma treatment in one of the German hospitals, you are welcome to use the Booking Health service. You can compare the cost of treatment and make an appointment at the best price. The Booking Health staff will help you to choose the most suitable clinic in Germany and arrange your trip.

 

Authors: 

The article was edited by medical experts, board certified doctors Dr. Nadezhda Ivanisova and Dr. Sergey Pashchenko. For the treatment of the conditions referred to in the article, you must consult a doctor; the information in the article is not intended for self-medication!

 

Sources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Healthline

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