A noticeable lump at the base of your neck and hoarseness are two signs of thyroid problems that may require surgery. When you need thyroid or parathyroid surgery, you can depend on the skill and extensive experience of the team at Specialty Physician Associates. If you have questions about thyroid or parathyroid surgery or you need to schedule an appointment, use online booking or call one of the offices conveniently located in Bethlehem, Allentown, Quakertown, and Wind Gap, Pennsylvania.
Your thyroid gland is in your lower neck, while the parathyroid glands consist of four small glands found behind the thyroid gland. The hormones produced in your thyroid gland regulate your metabolism and influence nearly every function in your body, from your heart rate and nervous system to your body weight and muscle strength. The parathyroid glands regulate the amount of calcium in your blood and bones.
Your doctor at Specialty Physician Associates may recommend surgery to treat thyroid and parathyroid problems such as:
The team at Specialty Physician Associates has extensive experience performing several types of surgery. The type they recommend depends on your underlying problem:
When you need surgery to remove one or more of your parathyroid glands, the procedure is called a parathyroidectomy. Whenever possible, your doctor performs a focused parathyroidectomy, removing only the parathyroid gland that’s hyperactive or diseased.
If you develop symptoms of thyroid or parathyroid problems, call Specialty Physician Associates or book an appointment online.