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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, Surgical Critical Care
Services
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal cancer
  • abdominal mass
  • adrenal glands
  • adrenal mass non-malignant
  • adrenal neoplasm
  • adrenalectomy
  • appendectomy
  • appendiceal abscess
  • appendicitis
  • appendix cancer
  • back mass
  • benign neoplasm of skin
  • biliary colic
  • breast cancer genetics
  • cancer of ge junction
  • cancer of pancreas
  • cancer of skin
  • cancer surgery
  • carcinoid of stomach
  • cholecystectomy
  • cholecystitis
  • cholecystostomy
  • cholelithiasis
  • cryoablation
  • cystadenoma of pancreas
  • cytoreduction surgery
  • desmoid tumors
  • duodenal ulcer surgery
  • endocrine surgery
  • enterovaginal fistula
  • excision of lesion
  • exploratory laparotomy
  • face stitch removal
  • familial hyperparathyroidism
  • fine needle aspiration thyroid
  • gastric ulcer surgery
  • gastrointestinal cancer
  • gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • gastrojejunostomy
  • glucagonoma
  • goiter
  • head abscess
  • head cyst
  • head lump
  • head papilloma
  • herniation syndrome
  • hurthle cell cancer
  • hyperhidrosis surgery
  • hyperparathyroidism
  • hyperthyroidism
  • incision and drainage of deep pelvirectal abscess
  • incision and drainage of perianal abscess
  • incision drainage abscess
  • injury to spleen
  • intestinal artery disease
  • intra-abdominal cancer
  • intraabdominal cyst
  • intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm
  • laceration
  • laparoscopic appendectomy
  • laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • leiomyosarcoma
  • lipoma
  • liposarcoma
  • lymph node biopsy
  • lymphadenopathy
  • malignant melanoma
  • mass on trunk
  • mechanical complication of gastrostomy
  • meckel's diverticulum
  • mediports
  • melanoma on ear
  • melanoma on face
  • mesenteric cyst
  • mesenteric mass
  • mesh removal
  • metastatic melanoma
  • mole removal
  • multiple endocrine neoplasia
  • muscle biopsy
  • myxofibrosarcoma
  • neck papilloma
  • necrotizing fasciitis
  • necrotizing soft tissue infections
  • neuroendocrine tumors
  • open biopsy of liver
  • pancreas disease
  • pancreatectomy
  • pancreatic cyst
  • pancreatic mass
  • pancreatic surgery
  • parathyroid adenoma
  • parathyroid cancer
  • parathyroid disease
  • parathyroid mass
  • parathyroid surgery
  • parathyroidectomy
  • paronychia
  • pelvic abscess
  • pelvic adhesions
  • peptic ulcer surgery
  • perianal haematoma
  • peritoneal catheter
  • peritonitis
  • pheochromocytoma
  • polypectomy
  • pyloroplasty
  • quadrantectomy
  • repair laceration
  • repair of vaginoenteric fistula
  • retroperitoneal sarcoma
  • right lower quadrant pain
  • small bowel cancer
  • spleen cancer
  • splenectomy
  • splenic anomalies
  • splenic cyst
  • splenic disease
  • splenic injury
  • splenomegaly
  • staging laparotomy
  • stromal tumor of intestine
  • subcutaneous lipomas
  • surgical staging
  • surgical treatment crohns disease
  • surgical treatment of regional enteritis
  • tension pneumothorax
  • thyroid
  • thyroid cancer
  • thyroid nodule
  • thyroid surgery
  • umbilical hernia
  • wound therapy
Blog Posts
By: Beth Ann Reimel, MD, F.A.C.S.
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...

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