Skip to main content
Share
Print this page
Email this page link to a friend
FaceBook
Tweet this
Photo of Beth Ann Reimel

Beth Ann Reimel, MD, FACS

Languages: English, Spanish
Specialties:
Accepting New Patients
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Year
Temple University School of Medicine
Medical School
2002
University of Washington
Residency
General Surgery
2007
University of Washington
Fellowship
Pancreatic Disease Research Fellowship
2009
Columbia University
Fellowship
Endocrine Surgery
Professional Associations
American Thyroid Association, Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract - member. American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American College of Surgeons - associate member
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery, General
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
Services
Clinical Interests
  • adrenal disorders
  • adrenal neoplasm
  • parathyroid disease
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid disorder
  • thyroid nodule
Blog Posts
By: Beth Ann Reimel, MD, FACS
Thursday, May 2, 2013

Our parathyroid glands are four tiny glands that lie in our neck, just to the sides of our thyroid gland. When normal, they are the size of a grain of rice or a small flat bean.

These glands control calcium balance in our bodies. They do this by producing a hormone named parathyroid hormone (PTH). PTH acts on our bones, kidneys, and gut to keep the right amount of calcium in the right places.

When one or more of these glands become abnormal, they produce too much of this hormone (PTH). This can cause our bones to...

1578670345
 
Swedish Surgical Specialists - First Hill
801 Broadway
Seattle, WA 98122
206-215-6499
Affiliated Facilities
Swedish Issaquah
Swedish Cherry Hill
Swedish First Hill