Your endocrine system controls your body’s hormones, and is what keeps everything in balance. Things like your metabolism, growth and development, sleep, mood, and tissue function.
Thyroid and Parathyroid Disorders
The Thyroid helps with maintaining hormonal and chemical levels throughout the body.
The thyroid and 4 parathyroid glands reside in the neck. They maintain homeostasis and calcium balance respectively. Surgical conditions of these organs include nodules, cancer, goiter, parathyroid adenoma and hyperparathyroidism.
If you have been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, contact us for a consultation.
The parathyroid is comprised of four small glands, usually located directly behind the thyroid in the lower neck. Hyperparathyroidism occurs when one or more parathyroid glands releases too much parathyroid hormone without regard to the already high levels of calcium within your bloodstream. Hyperparathyroidism can result in osteoporosis which can lead to fractures, depression, kidney stones, fatigue and constipation. Our physicians can eliminate this problem with Parathyroid Surgery.
A thyroidectomy may be necessary if you have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer or you have a nodule that is larger than 1 cm and it is growing. Our physicians can help you decide when thyroid surgery may be necessary.