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The following UK surgeons are recommended by our members based on multiple positive reviews. UK surgeons known to operate on normocalcaemic patients are limited but increasing. They are indicated below with an asterisk.

BAETS have not published an audit since 2019, which makes it difficult for patients when choosing a surgeon. We depend entirely upon patient feedback. Please contact us with your feedback and recommendations.

Matthew Ward * Portsmouth

Home | Solent Parathyroid | Portsmouth

Shad Khan * Oxford Oxford University Hospitals ( 
Please note: Oxford Hospitals are not currently accepting NHS referrals from outside their catchment area.

Frank Agada * York

Mr Frank Agada : Ear, nose and throat surgery (

Paul Dent * Croydon Home | Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Hani Nasef * Portsmouth

David Smith Dundee

Tom Kurzawinski UCLH University College Hospital : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (

Alison Waghorn * Liverpool Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust ( 

Edward Chisholm Taunton and Somerset

Richard Townsley  Ayrshire


Tarek Abdel-Aziz * UCLH University College Hospital : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust ( Tarek Abdel-Aziz | Cleveland Clinic London

Jennifer Downs * Bournemouth General Surgery Staff - Royal Bournemouth Hospital - NHS (

Orla Young Galway

Saba Balasubramanian Sheffield

Helen Doran Manchester

Enyo Ofo  SW London


Mamun Rashid Bedfordshire Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

We can recommend surgeons based on experiences from our members but it is still essential for you to chart your levels and do your own research. If you have elevated calcium, elevated PTH, and positive scans, you are a straightforward diagnostic case for any experienced parathyroid surgeon.

If you have persistent elevated PTH, or inappropriate PTH with normal calcium, and symptoms of PHPT, you need a surgeon who understands normocalcemic primary hyperparathyroidism and is prepared to operate.

We find it frustrating how many surgeons still do not accept NCPHPT exists, and refuse surgery. We are aware of high profile surgeons who actively discourage surgery for people with NCPHPT.  Look at our case stories for examples of people whose lives were miserably blighted by poor health for decades with NCPHPT (including my own), yet we do have some amazing surgeons who are providing surgical evidence  and changing lives by operating.  
Not everybody with NCPHPT will progress to classic PHPT, so it is important to find a surgeon prepared to operate before this disease causes long-term and sometimes irreversible damage to your body.  PLEASE DO NOT GIVE UP.

Please do your own research, and ask your doctors to do the same. You are not obliged to stay in your catchment area if your surgeon refuses surgery. 


Unfortunately as Oxford Hospitals management are not taking out of area patients count them out, but be aware they will accept some surrounding areas such as Berkshire.

If you've had a great experience with a parathyroid surgeon who isn't on our recommended list, please contact us to share your feedback. Equally, please let us know about negative experiences also. 

If you're a surgeon and would like to be listed above, please ask your patients to join our 'FB Clinic' to share their feedback with us.

A reminder to ask your surgeons to test magnesium levels after surgery. Most people we see readmitted after surgery, have hypomagnesemia, most likely for patients going into surgery with low or low in the range magnesium, especially if they've been taking taking cinacalcet. 

That moment when you give advice, they don't listen, and you sit back and watch everything you predicted happen... I would much rather they listened...

Richard Welsh PR Consultant 'FHVG':

"Properly vetting a doctor before surgery is crucial, especially since the result of that surgery affects the quality of life you experience afterward. There are differences in the talents of surgeons, so being equipped to choosing the one you feel most comfortable and confident in is extremely useful."

If your surgeon wants to delay surgery to wait for your calcium levels to increase, or until you have osteoporosis and/or kidney stones, or if they say other patients are a higher priority,  please exercise your right to a second opinion. Find out the number of parathyroid operations per year your proposed surgeon performs. Please feel free to contact us to ask our members about their experiences with the same surgeon.


Surgeons should make every effort to cure you first time. We know too well the consequences of a failed surgery and how hard it can be  trying to get  a second  or surgery for persistent hyperparathyroidism.

If your surgeon refuses to offer a 4-gland exploration (recommended in NICE guidelines:, it is important to ask why.  It is also important to ask if they test PTH intraoperatively and how soon after surgery they will test calcium and PTH, and it is important to ask about follow up should your surgery not be successful. 

We strongly believe all surgeons should offer post op advice in the weeks following surgery rather than simply discharge you back into the care of your GP without instructions for post op care including required blood tests and supplements. We have post op instructions and advice in our files. Please contact if appropriate post op follow up has not been provided.

Many people experience symptoms of a post-op 3rd day calcium crash and will need to supplement with vitamin D, magnesium and increase calcium in the diet, even if their blood calcium levels are adequate. 

Please get in touch with us if you are concerned about post op bone remineralisation and how to look after yourself in the days, weeks and months following surgery.  We cant stress enough,  how important this is. Not everybody will recover immediately from surgery, some take longer. A parathyroidectomy will halt the progress of hyperparathyroidism. if some symptoms persist, we can likely  help you to understand why and offer advice and support via our Facebook support group. Go to our Endocrinologists page to see two articles regarding post op hungry bone syndrome,

If any clinician believes that sick patients enjoy having to research their condition, please understand that many of us feel we have no option if we are to survive it. Faced with a clinician we are relying on to help us, who isn't up to date, is very daunting. We all understand what 'fighting for my life' implies. Fight or flight is 'an instinctive physiological response to a threatening situation which readies one to resist forcibly or run away.'

An example is when a patient is told that hyperparathyroidism doesn't cause cardiac disease. Oh dear, that is so untrue.  Please read the following review, and my latest blog, or do your own research, and catch up with us;  'This review evaluates current studies and relationships between parathyroid disease and the cardiovascular system and highlights the important implications for mortality and morbidity stemming from these disorders'. 

The Parathyroid Gland and Heart Disease - PMC ( 


Primary Hyperparathyroidism can be a very lonely and debilitating disease. Especially when friends, family and doctors don't see or understand how much we are suffering, or how worried we become when we find that we have done much more research about PHPT than the doctors in charge of our health. 

Reaching out to others who do understand, and who find themselves on the same path, or have recovered after surgery, can help you throughout your journey to surgery and beyond. Please do consider joining our online support group. We likely have people in your area of the UK who can offer you local support and advice. 


A friend recently called us the 'Facebook Hyperpara Clinic'.. open 24 hours, friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable.. 

Normohormonal PHPT: Elevated/high normal calcium & non suppressed PTH.


  • An extract from the conclusion: Patients with PHPT and either elevated or normal PTH levels present with similar symptoms and calcium levels. The majority of patients with normal PTH have SGD, although adenomas are smaller. This may explain why patients with normal PTH values have less sensitive imaging and more frequently require four-gland exploration.   Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Monitoring In Normohormonal Primary Hyperparathyroidism: How Low Do You Go? 

Est. 02.09.2014

 Hyperparathyroid UK (HPT UK)


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