While most thyroid conditions do not require surgery, thyroid cancer, large goiters (enlarged thyroid gland) and certain instances of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) are best treated by surgery. We work closely with endocrinologists in deciding who will be best treated with surgery and carefully tailor each operation to the individual patient.
Operations usually require a single night in the hospital and are performed through small cosmetically designed incisions.
Intraoperative nerve monitoring techniques have allowed our patients to experience very low risk of nerve damage and have preserved excellent voice function.
Related general information is available in the Patient Resources section of the American College of Surgeon’s website at www.facs.org