Dr. Deva Boone

About Dr. Boone

Dr. Deva Boone

Dr. Boone has dedicated her career to the understanding and treatment of parathyroid disease, combining compassion, knowledge, and experience to provide world-class care to all patients.

After obtaining her MD at Cornell Medical College, Dr. Boone completed a general surgery residency in New York City and endocrine surgery fellowship in Chicago, IL. She then subspecialized in parathyroid surgery. She joined the Norman Parathyroid Center in 2014, where she performed over 3600 parathyroid operations and consulted with thousands more patients with suspected calcium and parathyroid abnormalities. Very few surgeons worldwide have treated more parathyroid patients than Dr. Boone. At the Norman Center, she also served as the Medical Director from 2017 to 2020, while continuing to operate on 500 to 600 parathyroid patients annually. In 2020 she left to open the Southwest Parathyroid Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Boone is a frequent speaker on parathyroid disease. She enjoys teaching both patients and other physicians about calcium, Vitamin D, and the parathyroids. In 2017 she was the primary author on one of the most significant parathyroid papers, a review of over 20,000 cases of primary hyperparathyroidism


How do I become a patient?
The first step is filling out our interest form here. We will be in touch within one day regarding the next steps, which will include a more detailed intake form as well as a list of information that we will need. Once we have your information, you can schedule a phone call or office visit with Dr. Boone.
How much will parathyroid surgery cost if I'm paying cash?
There are several fees involved: the surgeon's, the hospital's facility fee, the anesthesiologist, and the pathologist (to review the parathyroid specimens removed). We have negotiated a self-pay rate of $11,000 for our first-time operation patients (meaning this is your first neck operation), which includes the hospital, surgeon, anesthesiologist, and pathologist fees. If you have any questions please reach out to us.
Can you look at my labs?
If you know your calcium and PTH results, you can plug them into our online Parathyroid Analysis Tool, which can help you interpret them. If you need more help, Dr. Boone provides free evaluations of symptoms and labs. Please complete this form for your evaluation.
Will I need to stay in the hospital after surgery?
In almost all cases, patients can go home (or back to the hotel) around 2 hours after the parathyroid operation. There are rare instances when we will keep someone in the hospital overnight, if that is deemed the safest option. Most people do better when they are able to leave and sleep in their own beds (or a resort bed!). Occasionally, someone will need to stay in the hospital overnight and then go home in the morning.
Do you take insurance?
Yes, we take insurance for all office visits and parathyroid operations. Your costs will depend on your individual plan. Please contact us for help in determining whether we are in your plan. If Dr. Boone is not in your network, her fee for the consultation and operation is $1,400 for patients who have not had prior parathyroid surgery. Note that there are multiple providers when you have an operation: the hospital, the surgeon, the anesthesiologist, and pathologist. Each of those has a fee.