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Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Services In Chevy Chase, MD

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Dysfunction in your thyroid or parathyroid glands may require surgery as part of your treatment plan. Experienced surgeon, Thomas G. Zorc, MD, provides comprehensive, patient-centered thyroid and parathyroid thyroid surgery services for individuals aged 16 and up. Dr. Zorc uses advanced, high-level precision techniques to remove thyroid and parathyroid cancerous and non-cancerous tumors. Call the Chevy Chase, Maryland, office to schedule a thyroid and parathyroid surgery consultation or request an appointment online today. 

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery Q & A

What is thyroid and parathyroid surgery?

Thyroid and parathyroid surgery are procedures to address thyroid and parathyroid disorders and diseases that aren’t treatable with medications or other nonsurgical strategies.

Dr. Zorc has extensive experience performing thyroid and parathyroid surgeries to treat cancer and other conditions that affect these endocrine glands. He uses advanced surgical techniques to complete many surgeries on an outpatient basis in a nearby, fully accredited surgical suite.

Additionally, Dr. Zorc provides postsurgical care to support your full recovery and minimize your risk for complications. 

Why would I need thyroid or parathyroid surgery?

Your thyroid and parathyroid glands can become diseased in different ways.  The hormones that come from these glands help regulate certain biologic functions.  When a gland isn’t functioning properly or there is a tumor on the gland, your hormone levels become abnormal, and you might experience a range of symptoms that affect your physical and mental health.

If you have a thyroid or parathyroid disorder that’s not treatable with medications or other therapies, you might be a candidate for surgery. Dr. Zorc offers thyroid and parathyroid surgery services to treat:

  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the parathyroid glands
  • Cancerous and noncancerous tumors of the thyroid gland

To confirm you need surgery, Dr. Zorc completes a physical exam, reviews laboratory values, and performs in-office diagnostic imaging technologies to evaluate the gland(s) with tumors or that are not working properly.

What happens during thyroid and parathyroid surgery?

During thyroid and parathyroid surgery, Dr. Zorc skillfully removes all or parts of a diseased gland or tumor. He sends the gland and any tissue to a medical lab for further evaluation.

Dr. Zorc continues to monitor your postsurgical recovery during routine checkups. If you have surgery to remove your thyroid or parathyroid glands, he can prescribe any hormones, vitamins, or medications you need to take to support the function of your thyroid and parathyroid system.

Call the office of Thomas G. Zorc, MD, to schedule a thyroid and parathyroid surgery consultation or request an appointment online today.