Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid nodules are present in 19-67% of the population and 5-10% of these contain thyroid cancer.  Patients with a palpable thyroid nodule or incidentally found thyroid nodule (e.g. on CT neck, MRI neck, PET/CT, carotid ultrasound) need a dedicated thyroid ultrasound and thyroid function tests.  When a thyroid nodule is discovered, typically a fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy is needed.

What we offer:

●Thyroid surgery for thyroid cancer, symptomatic thyroid nodules, suspicious/indeterminate thyroid nodules, Grave's Disease/ toxic thyroid nodules

●Treatment is tailored to each patient with discussion with referring endocrinologists
●Multidisciplinary case conference involving endocrine surgery, endocrinology, medical oncology, radiology, and pathology to discuss the care of patients with complex endocrine surgical disease

●Careful identification of recurrent laryngeal nerve and routine continuous intraoperative recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring - to reduce risk of voice problems

●Careful identification of parathyroid glands to avoid hypoparathyroidism
●Intraoperative superficial cervical plexus block to reduce postoperative pain
●Minimally invasive surgery with smaller scars placed in skin creases and the option for same day thyroid surgery
●Dedicated cervical lymph node mapping neck ultrasound for early detection of cervical lymph node involvement as well as compartment-oriented neck dissections for lymph node positive papillary thyroid cancer