Columbia Parathyroid Center

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Welcome to the Columbia Parathyroid Center, a collection of leading medical and surgical specialists from multiple departments who have come together for a single purpose: to provide the highest quality care for anyone dealing with problems related to the parathyroid glands.

Our team’s mission is to improve the standard of care for all parathyroid patients worldwide. Although our center is based in New York, we are a resource for people with parathyroid conditions throughout United States and all over the world.

If you have a parathyroid condition, we want to help. Call (212) 305-0444 or request an appointment online today.


Highlights of Our Center

A team-based approach

Parathyroid disease can affect many parts of the body, which is why our surgeons and endocrinologists team up closely with specialists from across the Columbia medical campus to make sure every aspect of your condition receives expert care.

Advanced surgical options with less scarring, faster recovery

New, minimally invasive techniques allow us to fully treat parathyroid disease while putting less stress on your body. That means smaller incisions, smaller scars, less pain, and an all-around quicker recovery.

More surgical experience, better surgical outcomes

We perform more parathyroid procedures than any other program in the region, giving us more experience that’s been proven to translate to better results and outcomes. In addition, our Endocrine Surgeons are world leaders in the field of Endocrine Surgery and have written international guidelines on the care of patients with parathyroid disease as well as serve in the leadership of national and international Endocrine Surgery societies.

Advanced parathyroid imaging

Our group has optimized the 4D CT scan, a specialized CAT scan that is 97% accurate at identifying diseased parathyroid glands.  In contrast, most parathyroid imaging tests like sestamibi scans are only about 80% accurate.

Metabolic Bone Unit

This pioneering team of parathyroid experts has conducted much of the critical research in parathyroid disease, oversees international guidelines that physicians use to care for patients, and provides second opinions to patients from all over the world with parathyroid disease that is difficult to diagnose and/or manage.

Pediatric Parathyroid Services

Our team of dedicated pediatric parathyroid experts focus on the care of children with parathyroid diseases.

Coordination and convenience

Our center features a dedicated patient navigator to help make sure your experience with us goes as smoothly as possible. They’ll help prepare for your appointment, coordinate with other specialists, clarify any insurance and billing concerns, and will always be available to make sure your questions are answered. For added convenience, we also offer same-day consultations, as well as video visits which can be done from the comfort of your own home.

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Stories & Perspective

State of the Union: Thyroid, Parathyroid and Endocrine Surgery in 2020

Chief of Endocrine Surgery James Lee, MD, explains the current state of the field and discusses coming advances. Read More »


About Parathyroid Conditions & Treatments

Making informed decisions about your health means knowing the ins and outs of your condition and its treatment options. We’ve put together these health guides to help clear things up and answer all your questions.

About the Parathyroid Glands

Parathyroid Conditions

Parathyroid Treatments


Our Team

At the Columbia Parathyroid Center, a team of expert physicians from multiple specialties work together to present every individual with a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan for his or her parathyroid disease.

To get in touch with our team, call (212) 305-0444 or request an appointment online.

Clinical Care Team 

Parathyroid Surgery

Surgery is often the most effective treatment for parathyroid diseases.  It may also be needed to make a diagnosis of parathyroid cancer.

James Lee, MD
Endocrine Surgeon

Jennifer Kuo, MD
Endocrine Surgeon

Catherine McManus, MD
Endocrine Surgeon

Endocrinology

Endocrinologists are typically the first line in establishing a diagnosis of parathyroid disease and setting up a treatment plan, and they help coordinate your care with other specialists.

Robert McConnell, MD – Medical Director
Endocrinologist

John Ausiello, MD
Endocrinologist

John P. Bilezikian, MD
Endocrinologist

Angela L. Carrelli, MD
Endocrinologist

Susana Ebner, MD
Endocrinologist

Salila Kurra, MD
Endocrinologist

Mishaela R. Rubin, MD
Endocrinologist


Shonni J. Silverberg, MD
Endocrinologist


Marcella Walker, MD
Endocrinologist

 

Additional Specialists

Anesthesiology – Doctors in this field oversee sedation during surgery and pain management in the immediate post-surgery period

Genetics – Some parathyroid disorders have an inherited component, and some inherited diseases may affect the parathyroid.  Geneticists help identify your risk for these conditions and the risk of passing them on to your children.

Pathology – This is the study of disease at the cellular level.  Pathologists look at samples from biopsies and surgeries to confirm whether or not diseases like cancer are present.


Resources & More

Contact Information

Call us at (212) 305-0444 or reach us through our online appointment form.
Documents and records can be faxed to us at (212) 305-0445.

Manhattan Office

Herbert Irving Pavilion, 8th Floor
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
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Westchester Office

155 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
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Planning & Preparing

Stories & Perspectives

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Call us at (212) 305-0444 or reach us through our online appointment form.