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Thyroid surgery

Thyroid nodules, goiters and cancers are extremely variable. We offer both traditional thyroid surgery, and scarless, robotic thyroid surgery. This assures that our patients have the opportunity to receive the correct surgery based on their situation.

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Expertise in thyroid surgery in Tampa

At the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery, our entire team of surgeons, nurses and operating room techs have dedicated their careers to caring for patients with thyroid disease and thyroid cancer.

We offer patients multiple treatment options and make recommendations based on each patient’s needs. We offer both traditional thyroid surgery, and scarless, robotic thyroid surgery. This assures our patients have the opportunity to receive the correct surgery based on their situation. An expert analysis of the thyroid and neck lymph nodes allows our highly experienced thyroid team to consult with you about your best options for treatment.

Thyroid conditions we treat

Thyroid surgical disease can be diagnosed and treated at our hospital, including:

  • Anaplastic thyroid cancer
  • Follicular thyroid cancer
  • Grave's disease
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • Hurthle cell thyroid cancer
  • Medullary thyroid cancer
  • Parathyroid gland tumors
  • Papillary thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid goiter and sub-sternal goiter
  • Thyroid nodules (benign and malignant)

Diagnosis and treatment for thyroid tumors

We offer a range of diagnostics, including expert ultrasound mapping of thyroid and lymph nodes, lymph node dissection of the neck for cancer, rapid-turn-around thyroid biopsy and high-definition CT scan for thyroid tumors. We also offer many different surgical options to treat thyroid nodules, goiters and cancers.

Types of treatments for thyroid tumors

  • Radio-frequency ablation of thyroid nodules
  • Scarless robotic thyroid surgery
  • Traditional open thyroid surgery
  • Trans-oral scarless thyroid surgery

Thyroid ultrasound for nodules and cancers

We have experienced ultrasound techs who perform thyroid ultrasound exclusively. During your thyroid ultrasound, we "map" your thyroid and neck lymph nodes creating a very detailed view of your nodule and any potential for thyroid cancer in the thyroid or lymph nodes.

Any thyroid nodule that is suspicious for thyroid cancer will receive a needle biopsy of the nodule (or nodules). This is done in the ultrasound suite with local anesthesia. Our fellowship trained pathologists typically return a thyroid biopsy result in under one hour — allowing us to provide our patients with a quick and thorough diagnosis. This is dramatically different than the 1-2 week turnaround time patients experience at some hospitals and centers.


Robotic and scarless thyroid surgery

Our scarless surgery team is proud of their specialty, providing great results for patients who travel long distances to avoid a neck scar.

Counseling about robotic scarless thyroid surgery is something that you can expect. Not every patient is a candidate for this approach, but our team will answer your questions and help you decide what it best for you.