Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine surgical issues involving the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals and endocrine pancreas are commonly addressed by USA surgeons in Chattanooga, TN.

Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid nodules are fluid-filled lumps found in the gland at the bottom of your neck. Most are not harmful nor do they have symptoms. Thyroid cancer is found in only a small portion of nodules.

Most adrenalectomies are amenable to a laparoscopic approach, and many parathyroidectomies can be addressed in a minimally invasive manner, utilizing intraoperative parathyroid hormone guidance.

What Happens During Endocrine Surgery?

When you have endocrine surgery, the surgeon will remove all or part of your gland. The surgeon will also check the surrounding lymph nodes and tissues for cancer. You may have either an open or laparoscopic surgery.

With open surgery, the surgeon makes a large cut in your body to reach the gland. With laparoscopic surgery, the surgeon only makes small cuts. Laparoscopic surgery is less invasive than open surgery, which means you will have a shorter hospital stay and recover more quickly.

The type of surgery you have depends on many factors, including the size and location of your gland and whether or not cancer has spread. If your cancer has spread to other parts of your body, you may need additional treatment after your surgery.

Managing Thyroid Disorders

In-office availability of high-frequency cervical ultrasound facilitates the management of patients with thyroid and parathyroid disorders. Ultrasound can be used to assess the size and shape of the gland, as well as to identify any abnormal growths or areas of Concern. In addition, ultrasound can help to determine whether a thyroid nodule is benign or malignant. While ultrasound is not typically used as a standalone treatment for thyroid disorders, it can provide valuable insights that can help improve patient outcomes.

Thyroid Specialists In Chattanooga, Tennessee

A thyroid specialist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the front of the neck. It produces hormones that regulate metabolism, heart rate, and body temperature. A thyroid specialist can order blood tests to check hormone levels and imaging tests to check for abnormalities in the gland.

Thyroid conditions can cause a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Mood swings

A thyroid specialist will work with you to determine the cause of your symptoms and develop a treatment plan that may include medication, lifestyle changes, or surgery. If you have been diagnosed with a thyroid condition, seeing a thyroid specialist can help ensure that you receive the best possible care. University Surgical Associates in Chattanooga, TN offers the best of the best when it comes to finding experienced thyroid specialists.

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