Our surgeons are specifically trained to evaluate and treat disorders of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
- Nodules of the Thyroid: When patients hear that they have nodules in their thyroid gland they often assume the worst. The good news is that thyroid nodules are very common and are most often benign. However, some nodules do warrant further evaluation and sometimes surgery.
- Thyroid Cancers: Thyroid cancers are one of the more common forms of cancer that patients can develop. With prompt diagnosis and treatment (most commonly surgery) the majority of thyroid cancers can be cured.
- Hyperthyroidism (Grave’s disease): An overactive thyroid gland can cause a multitude of health problems which can be controlled with medication for the most part. When hyperthyroidism cannot be controlled with medication, then surgery may be required to remove the entire thyroid gland.
- Thyroid Enlargement (Goiter): Sometimes, due to abnormal growth of the thyroid gland or multiple nodules, the thyroid gland can become so large that it creates pressure in the neck which can lead to swallowing or
- even breathing problems. This is most commonly treated with surgery to remove some or all of the thyroid gland.
- HyperPARAthyroidism: The parathyroid glands are separate from the thyroid gland and help to control calcium levels in your body. When these glands become overactive they can cause blood calcium to go up while leaching calcium from your bones. Surgery to remove the overactive gland(s) is the most common treatment of hyperparathyroidism.