Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery

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Thyroid/Parathyroid Surgery

Thyroid Cancer and Nodules

Over recent decades, the number of thyroid cancer cases has risen sharply. Many times, medical imaging tests or a routine checkup can uncover the disease or suspicious thyroid nodules. Patients are often young adults with no history of serious health problems.

Fortunately, Southwest Idaho ENT’s surgeons have extensive experience in treating thyroid cancer. Our surgeons have had consistently good treatment outcomes for nearly two decades, with complication rates well below local and national benchmarks.

If necessary, SWIENT’s doctors can bring their experience with head and neck cancers to bear on treating thyroid disease. Increasingly, a connection has been found between thyroid cancer and cancer centering on the lymph nodes. Removing lymph nodes from the head and neck requires expertise that very few non-specialists possess. Our experience treating lymph node disease helps minimize the scarring, risk of nerve injury and other debilities associated with these treatments.

In addition to our own surgical experience, we have trusted colleagues for the community of thyroid disease specialists in Idaho. We routinely work with nearly every local endocrinologist as well as many cancer and radiation treatment specialists across the region to ensure that our patients get comprehensive optimized treatment. Our doctors also attend national specialty seminars on cancer treatment each year to ensure that our patients receive the most advanced care possible.

Parathyroid Disease

Although it receives little media attention, a parathyroid disease is a common problem. Located underneath the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands secrete a special hormone that regulates the calcium level in your blood stream. Disorders of the parathyroid glands can result in:

  • Kidney stones
  • Thinning of the bones
  • Depression
  • Achy bones
  • Emotional disturbances
  • General malaise

SWIENT’s surgeons perform scores of successful parathyroid explorations each year. Our minimally invasive surgical techniques ensure that Idahoans don’t need to travel to get state-of-the-art care. Most of our patients with parathyroid disease are treated with day surgery. They experience minimal discomfort and few or none visible, lasting scars.

To learn more about treating thyroid cancer and parathyroid disease, contact us