Secondary hyperparathyroidism is a condition caused by chronic kidney disease. The development of hyperparathyroidism in this disease is complex and due to a combination of high phosphate levels, vitamin D deficiency and relatively low calcium levels.
This causes enlargement of all 4 parathyroid glands. It is usually treated medically. Surgery is considered if medical treatment fails. Surgery involves removing all or nearly all of the parathyroid glands. The surgeons at Brisbane Breast and Endocrine Surgeons are experienced in parathyroidectomy for secondary hyperparathyroidism and will work closely with a patient's renal physician to ensure the best outcome from surgery.