Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery
The thyroid gland is important for producing and storing hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism, heart rate, blood pressure, development (particularly in children), and more. It is a bow-tie shaped gland that sits in front of the windpipe at the base of the neck.
Meanwhile, parathyroid glands regulate the amount of calcium that is present within the bones and the blood. They are pea-sized glands. There are usually 4 of them, and they hide behind the thyroid gland.
If any of these types of glands are not functioning properly or are affected by a growth or disease, you may need to undergo surgery. Thyroid and parathyroid surgery involves removing all or part of the gland. Our expert surgeon will help ensure that you have the best possible outcome with these intricate procedures.
You may need a thyroid or parathyroid operation for any of the following reasons:
- You have an enlarged gland (goiter)
- You have a hyperactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism, as in Grave's Disease)
- You have an overactive parathyroid gland (parathyroid adenoma)
- You have a tumor on either your thyroid or parathyroid gland
- You have compression symptoms such as choking sensation, difficult lying flat, trouble swallowing, or changes in your voice due to an enlarged gland
Dr. Michael Yerukhim develops detailed treatment care programs for each patient experiencing thyroid and parathyroid issues, and he will review possible treatments. If this involves surgery, our expert surgeon and staff will navigate you through each step of the process - from education, preparation and scheduling, through the hospital experience and insurance requirements, recovery and return to normalcy and good health. To find out what treatment is right for you, contact our office at 440-816-2776.