University of California San Francisco

UCSF Advanced Parathyroid Surgery Center


The UCSF Advanced Parathyroid Surgery Center, part of the Endocrine Surgery & Oncology Practice, is a world-renowned institution for the surgical treatment of hyperparathyroidism and part of the UCSF Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCSF Divisions of General Surgery.We manage and treat all types of surgical conditions of the parathyroid, including:

"As with any complex procedure, it makes sense to choose a facility and doctor that perform the operations frequently rather than rarely. When we were asking around, eight years ago, the UCSF hospital and Dr. Quan Duh came highly recommended on those grounds (and I have since heard from other patients grateful for his treatment there)."
Author James Fallows, Writing in The in comments to his article, Garry Shandling and the Disease You Didn’t Know About

The UCSF Advanced Parathyroid Surgery Center is one of the largest parathyroid surgery programs of its kind in the country.  Some of the highlights of our services include the following:

  • Surgeons who are all subspecialty-trained and leaders in the field of endocrine surgery
  • Individualized and flexible care, from straightforward surgical referrals to comprehensive all-in-one services in close collaboration with our partners in endocrinology and voice specialists
  • Efficiency of services, including in-office ultrasound and same-day referral capabilities to UCSF endocrinology
  • Pioneers in innovative new methods in diagnosis and testing (for example the first group in the US to offer fluorocholine PET/MRI for imaging in parathyroid disease)
  • Pioneers in innovative surgical techniques (such as intraoperative parathyroid hormone measurement)
  • Internationally renowned research program, with rapid translation of promising research to the clinic