Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery

Doctor checking thyroid of a patient

Thyroid and parathyroid conditions require swift and accurate intervention. At Englewood Health, experts in pathology, endocrine surgery and head and neck surgery come together to ensure every patient receives high-quality, personalized care.

Our Team Approach

Specialists from every field of medicine relevant to your condition will work together to review your case, make recommendations for treatment, and develop an individualized care plan.

That team includes:

  • Pathologists who use advanced technologies to help identify unique features of your thyroid or parathyroid condition that will inform your course of treatment.
  • Endocrine surgeons who utilize the latest minimally invasive techniques to treat thyroid and parathyroid conditions.
  • Head and neck surgeons (also known as otorhinolaryngologists or ENT surgeons) who specialize in the treatment of head and neck disorders, including conditions of the thyroid and parathyroid.
David Henick, MD

The field of thyroid and parathyroid surgery has greatly advanced in recent years. We’re able to offer our patients a host of minimally invasive treatment options that offer better outcomes, shorter stays in the hospital, and quicker recoveries.

David Henick, MD, chief of otolaryngology
Ana Burga, MD

Our dedicated multidisciplinary team work in lockstep to ensure every patient receives an accurate diagnosis without having to endure stressful wait times.

Ana Burga, MD, chief of pathology

Our team specializes in thyroid and parathyroid procedures, working collaboratively with primary care providers and endocrinologists to ensure every patient receives a comprehensive, personalized care plan.

Surgery for Cancerous or Benign Thyroid Conditions

Most commonly, thyroid surgery is performed to determine whether cancer is present or to remove known cancer from the thyroid. These procedures can entail the partial or total removal of the thyroid gland through a small incision on the neck. If there is concern the cancer has spread, the surrounding lymph nodes may also be removed at this time.

Parathyroid surgery is most often performed to treat benign tumors of the parathyroid glands. These tumors can cause high calcium levels in the blood, prompting abdominal pain, mood fluctuations, kidney stones, and osteoporosis. These benign tumors are also removed through a small incision in the neck.

Ki Won Kim, MD

In many cases, our job as surgeons is to know when not to operate. We’re dedicated to educating our patients on all of their treatment options, so they understand their disease and can make decisions that are right for them.

Ki Won Kim, MD, endocrine and general surgeon
Thomas Chon, MD

In my years of experience treating thyroid and parathyroid conditions, I have never seen a diagnostic team work as efficiently as the one here at Englewood Health.

Thomas Chon, MD, endocrinologist

Why Choose Englewood Health for Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery

Convenient Access to Experts

We bring expertise to you, with providers on staff at Englewood Health who specialize in thyroid and parathyroid care. Our convenient locations throughout northern New Jersey offer comprehensive care within your local community—taking long, stressful trips out of the equation.

We’re Here to Support You

Our expertise is balanced with a caring, personalized approach to treatment.

You’ll also have access to specialists in nutrition, pain management, integrative medicine, genetic counseling, and other supportive services.

We know that care does not stop after treatment. We will support your ongoing recovery, including all necessary follow-up visits and regular communication with your physicians.

We Offer the Latest Technology and Treatment Guidelines

Patients at Englewood Health have access to the latest minimally invasive technology that makes the process of treatment and recovery as easy as possible for patients and families.

One example is our use of fine needle aspiration (FNA) in place of traditional biopsy methods. FNA is the fastest and easiest method of obtaining cells for analysis, involving minimal pain and eliminating the need for local anesthetics or stiches.

Our thyroid/parathyroid team also adheres to the latest guidelines issued by the American Thyroid Association, ensuring every patient receives state-of-the-art care and the best treatment options available today.

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