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
Dr. Davidov is an experienced and well known high volume thyroid surgeon, member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, who has contributed to the medical literature on thyroid surgery, and has cared for over 1000 patients who have required thyroid surgery.