At ENT Centers of North Texas, we specialize in diagnosing and treating various thyroid and parathyroid conditions. Our skilled ENT specialists provide personalized care, utilizing innovative surgical and non-surgical approaches to restore hormonal balance and health.
Conditions We Treat
We treat goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland that may cause neck discomfort or breathing difficulty. Our multidisciplinary team uses advanced diagnostic tools to determine the cause of the goiter, tailoring individualized treatments, including medication, radioactive iodine therapy, or surgery when necessary.
Our expert team manages Graves’ autoimmune disease, which leads to an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). We aim to effectively control the disorder through medication, radioiodine treatment, or surgical intervention, preventing long-term complications such as heart problems and bone weakening.
ENT Centers of North Texas specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hyperthyroidism. This condition occurs when the thyroid gland produces an excess of thyroid hormones. Our skilled team offers comprehensive evaluations, personalized treatment plans, and surgical options to correct untreatable hyperthyroidism.
We offer cutting-edge care for thyroid cancer, from early detection to advanced treatment options. We focus on minimizing side effects, maximizing quality of life, and empowering patients through their cancer journey.
We manage thyroid nodules, which are lumps that commonly occur within the thyroid gland. Our dedicated team performs precise diagnoses using ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration, and if necessary, we offer surgical solutions or watchful waiting. Our goal is to alleviate anxiety and ensure a favorable prognosis.
Treatment & Procedure Options
Fine-Needle Aspiration (FNA) is a diagnostic procedure commonly used in the evaluation of thyroid masses. It involves the use of a thin needle to extract cells or fluid from a suspicious lump or swelling in the thyroid region. FNA is typically performed under local anesthesia in our office.
During the procedure, the doctor inserts the needle into the target area, such as a thyroid nodule or a lymph node, and aspirates a sample of cells or fluid. The collected material is then examined under a microscope to determine if it is benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). FNA is a relatively quick and safe procedure, and complications are rare.
Thyroid surgery is typically performed to treat thyroid cancer, goiter (enlarged thyroid), or hyperthyroidism. Procedures include partial and total thyroidectomy, lobectomy, and isthmusectomy. Surgeons use traditional or minimally invasive techniques, sometimes aided by robotics, ensuring swift recovery and minimal scarring.
Thyroid surgery may be considered if:
- A thyroid nodule looks suspicious for thyroid cancer.
- A goiter or thyroid nodule is putting pressure on the trachea (airway), causing difficulty with swallowing or a large unsightly mass.
- Thyroid cancer was detected.
- A thyroid mass is causing the production of excess thyroid hormone and its subsequent symptoms – examples include: a toxic nodule, a toxic multinodular goiter or Graves’ disease.
If you or a loved one has a thyroid condition that may need further intervention, contact one of our locations today for a thorough evaluation and discussion of your treatment options.