Dr. Tom Connally performs parathyroid surgery with a focused approach using minimally-invasive techniques. He also has extensive experience in re-operative parathyroid surgery. Parathyroid surgery at Norman Regional can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation. Utilizing a state-of-the-art Parathyroid hormone level (PTH) laboratory system in the surgical suite at Norman Regional allows the surgical team to obtain results in only eight minutes significantly decreasing the amount of surgery time by almost 30 minutes. In addition, the successful and accurate diagnostic imaging available at Norman Regional helps to minimize the extent of the surgery with excellent results. An evaluation of the thyroid is recommended prior to all parathyroid surgeries to detect any hidden disease and to avoid any surprises during surgery.
Norman Regional is also a part of the Collaborative Endocrine Surgery Quality Improvement Program (CESQIP) which follows patient outcomes. This is the only national database collecting data on endocrine surgery specific outcomes and results.