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Thyroid and Parathyroid
Thyroid and Parathyroid


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  • If I have any questions I will check with my health care provider

Thyroid gland is an important gland that regulates how the body works

  • The parathyroid gland controls and regulates the calcium and phosphorus level in the body

Different diseases can affect both glands

  • These diseases are common and easy to treat
  • Both glands are located in the neck and in proximity to many vital structures
  • Any disturbance in the secretion of hormones from the thyroid or parathyroid gland can cause problems with body metabolism

Many symptoms may arise from such disturbances

  • These include: weight gain, weight loss, constipation, disturbance of the menstrual cycle, skin/hair/nails changes, weakness, irritability to name a few
  • Low Iodine may cause hypothyroidism
  • Abnormality in thyroid function can be an indicator of auto immune disease

Nodules of thyroid gland

  • These are common and can be benign or malignant.
  • The following steps are important in the diagnosis of thyroid and parathyroid problems: family history, physical examination and various additional tests

Many tests can be performed

  • Ultra sound tests
  • CAT scan
  • Radio iodine test may be indicated
  • Needle biopsy might be indicated

Treating thyroid and parathyroid conditions

  • These might be surgical and non surgical
  • The success of treatment lies in the cooperation between your surgeon, endocrinologist and your primary care physician

Thyroid and parathyroid surgery is done usually under general anesthesia

  • Thyroid and parathyroid gland can be approached by conventional open surgery
  • Minimal invasive laparoscopic techniques can be used to give best cosmetic results

Thyroid parathyroid surgery is safe

  • But there are several possible risks and complications which are unlikely but possible
  • Talk to your surgeon about those risks
  • At our center we use the most current, advanced techniques in thyroid and parathyroid surgery to reduce these compilations
  • Continuous nerve monitoring (MNS MONTORE) and harmonic scalpel used during surgery will help to reduce those risks

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