The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons provides resources on its website to help patients find experienced parathyroid surgeons. Patients can search by location, or they can view the entire database. Listed AAES members included leaders in endocrine surgery and surgeons with a great deal of clinical experience, according to AAES.
Successful parathyroid surgery is largely dependent on the surgeon's experience, notes the AAES. An experienced parathyroid surgeon does at least 50 parathyroid operations per year and has a low personal complication rate. The AAES advises patients to ask questions about a potential surgeon's experience and to avoid surgeons who insult other doctors. In addition, it advises patients to seek parathyroid surgery referrals from their endocrinologists.