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What are the risks of surgery for hypercalcemia?

Surgery is considered a treatment option for hypercalcemia when it is caused by hyperparathyroidism. The risks of surgery for hyperparathyroidism include nerve damage, resulting in loss of control over the vocal cords. Others may need to take calcium and vitamin D supplements to manage chronically low calcium levels, or hypocalcemia. Surgery is usually effective in the treatment of hyperparathyroidism-related hypercalcemia, but not in every case.

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