What are the parathyroid glands? Dr Ben explains.

What are the Parathyroid Glands?

This introductory video gives some very basic information on what parathyroid glands are, where they are and what they do.

Don’t underestimate their size! These clever little things are important in regulating so many of our vital organs and keep our bodies moving along from day to day. Not only are they fascinating, but the parathyroidectomy is one of my favourite operations to perform!

This is the first in a series of endocrine-based videos. I look forward to expanding on this video with a follow-up one on hyperparathyroidism and parathyroid surgery.