Thyroid and Parathyroid
Our surgeons are expertly trained in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. They use the most advanced equipment and techniques including intra-operative nerve monitoring to decrease complications. They also make small incisions with the average incision being under 4cm which allows for an excellent cosmetic result and early return to normal activity. When a thyroid nodule or mass is identified, fine needle aspiration or biopsies may be performed in the office or under ultrasound guidance.
If surgery is required, thyroid lobectomy, subtotal thyroidectomy and complete thyroidectomy may be performed as deemed necessary by the patient’s condition. Both benign and malignant conditions are treated including but not limited to goiters, nodules, papillary thyroid carcinoma, follicular thyroid carcinoma, medullary carcinoma and anaplastic carcinoma. Surgical treatments for parathyroid adenomas and carcinomas causing elevated blood calcium levels and associated symptoms are also offered. Close relationships with endocrinologists allow early and appropriate intervention including medication supplementation, radioactive iodine if deemed necessary and laboratory studies.