Expert Surgical Treatment for Thyroid and Parathyroid Conditions
Our Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Program experts are dedicated to treating patients with cancerous and non-cancerous thyroid and parathyroid disorders. Our experienced surgeons collaborate with a team of endocrinologists, radiologists, geneticists and pathologists to determine the best treatment for your individual needs.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the central part of your neck that produces hormones that control metabolism — how your body uses energy. At times, it may produce too little hormone or too much hormone, or it may develop nodules and cancer.
The parathyroids are four pea-sized glands that are found next to the thyroid and produce parathyroid hormone, which controls your body’s calcium. The parathyroids should maintain a balance of normal calcium levels, but occasionally one or more of the glands can become overactive, resulting in elevated calcium.
Thyroid and parathyroid conditions our surgeons treat include:
- Graves’ disease
- Inherited endocrine syndromes (such as multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 or type 2)
- Parathyroid cancer
- Thyroid cancer
Treatments we offer include:
- Parathyroidectomy, including minimally invasive techniques and re-operative surgery
- Intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring
- Fine needle aspiration of thyroid nodules, including molecular testing
- Thyroid lobectomy
- Total thyroidectomy
- Central and lateral neck dissection for thyroid cancer
Our goal is to help coordinate your care as smoothly as possible. We navigate the management of thyroid and parathyroid disease with a treatment plan that addresses your individual needs.
Why Choose Us for Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
Our experienced surgeons have trained specifically in thyroid and parathyroid surgery and are part of a team of providers who work together to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to you.
We work with expert radiologists to locate parathyroid and thyroid abnormalities using ultrasound, CT imaging and nuclear medicine imaging.
Biopsies are reviewed closely with pathologists to determine if thyroid nodules may be observed or if surgery will be needed.
Our operating rooms are equipped with intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring, which is essential for minimally invasive parathyroid surgery.
We collaborate closely with our endocrinologists for management of thyroid and parathyroid dysfunction as well as long-term treatment for thyroid cancer.