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Thyroid/Parathyroid Care

Your thyroid and parathyroid glands are located near the base of your neck (below the spot where a man’s Adam’s apple is located). Their job is to secrete hormones. These hormones play a role in metabolism, cardiovascular function, protein systhesis, normal development, and even produce calcitonin, which helps regulate blood calcium levels. They also help to regulate sexual function, sleep, and even thought patterns. The thyroid’s ability to function correctly is regulated by a hormone called TSH which is produced in the anterior pituitary gland.

Diagnosis, Treatment and Technologies

surgical consultation

Should your primary care provider or endocrinologist have concerns about your thyroid or parathyroid not functioning properly, or you develop a mass, either benign or cancerous, they may refer you to the Surgical Care Group for a surgical consultation.

individualized treatment and comprehensive care

The team at the Surgical Care Group will work closely with you and your provider to ensure you receive individualized treatment and comprehensive care before, during and after surgery. Treatment may include the removal of the area(s) of concern.

Your

thyroid & thyroid nodules

General Surgeon, Richard J. Tomolonis, MD explains the butterfly shaped organ in your neck, the thyroid.

when to consider

thyroid surgery

General Surgeon, Richard J. Tomolonis, MD explains how the decision for thyroid surgery is made and the options available to patients.

recovery from

thyroid surgery

General Surgeon, Richard J. Tomolonis, MD reviews the typical recovery from thyroid surgery.

parathyroids and surgery

General Surgeon, Richard J. Tomolonis, MD explains parathyroid glands and what happens if they get too large.

Meet Our Team

Our team of surgeons, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and support staff at CMC is highly trained and specialized and offer the newest approaches and techniques if your road back to health requires surgery.

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