Thyroid Center

One place, one coordinated care team, and a plan that gives hope.

To schedule an appointment, please call 212-844-8887.

You need thyroid care and want an accurate diagnosis and plan of action. At Mount Sinai Union Square, our multidisciplinary team will provide you with a thorough consultation at a single location and treatment that is fast and effective.

No matter what your diagnosis or concern, a team of endocrinologists—specialists in the body’s hormonal system—will partner with you to create a personalized treatment plan for disorders of the thyroid gland and the parathyroid. If surgery is needed, our experts can perform a variety of minimally invasive, endoscopic and robotic surgery procedures, some of which we pioneered, to minimize scarring and shorten recovery time, as appropriate to your condition.

No matter what you need, our team is there to help you.

“My doctor checks my thyroid nodules every six months, and I am fine. I feel lucky to have everything I need near me in one place—especially doctors I know and trust.”
– Angel Santos, patient since 2012 at Mount Sinai Thyroid Center

If you are experiencing changes in your energy level, fluctuations in your weight, or swelling in your throat, our experts can help. We will schedule an appointment for you to see one of our endocrinologists as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.

We also encourage you to contact the Thyroid Center for a second or third opinion, to assure that you are on the right treatment path. We are happy to review your medical records and meet with you about your diagnosis and treatment. Our team will then make recommendations about your care, suggesting alternatives when appropriate.

Conditions We Treat

Thyroid cancer

Although thyroid cancer isn’t common in the United States, new techniques allow us to detect, diagnose and treat patients earlier than ever. Because of better detection, most cases of thyroid cancer are caught earlier and successfully treated.

Our specialists at Mount Sinai Union Square are experts in treating thyroid cancers, often using a combination of endocrine medicine and surgery to eradicate the cancer. Your doctor may recommend watchful waiting and medication to determine the best course of action. Then, if you need a procedure, our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive hidden-scar surgical techniques to remove (or treat) small, early-stage cancerous thyroid glands.

Other thyroid disorders

These common thyroid disorders are highly treatable once diagnosed.

  • Eye disease (Graves orbitopathy)—a swelling of the eyes associated with Graves’ disease
  • Goiter (multinodular thyroid goiter)—a common disorder that produces swelling in the neck
  • Graves’ disease—an autoimmune condition and a common cause of hyperthyroidism
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis—a common form of inherited thyroid disease, a cause of hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism and hyperparathyroidism—conditions of an overactive thyroid gland that produces too much of the thyroid hormone
  • Hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism—conditions of an underactive thyroid gland that does not produce enough of the thyroid hormone
  • Inherited thyroid disorders—present at birth
  • Nodules of the thyroid—cells that form a lump on the thyroid gland
  • Pregnancy-related and postpartum thyroid disease—changes in thyroid hormone levels during and after pregnancy

Diagnostic Services We Provide

At the Thyroid Center, our specialists will perform a series of tests to find the cause and the nature of your thyroid condition and work with you to determine the best course of action or treatment for you. Typically, we start by checking your hormone levels through blood and urine tests. If needed, we conduct additional tests at the Center, such as:

  • Genetic testing of you and your family to determine your risk for congenital thyroid disorders
  • Fine needle aspiration biopsies with immediate analysis to determine if the tissue is benign or cancerous
  • Molecular profiling of thyroid nodules to diagnose their composition
  • Radioactive iodine studies to diagnose the condition of your thyroid gland
  • Real-time thyroid ultrasound to monitor your thyroid
  • Thyroid antibody testing to determine if your body is producing thyroid antibodies that could cause a thyroid disorder
  • Thyroid function testing to see if your thyroid is functioning properly

We may also prescribe imaging diagnostics such as:

  • Computerized tomography (CT), which creates a cross-section image of your thyroid gland
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which detects small changes in the soft tissue of your thyroid gland
  • Positron emissions tomography (PET), which produces three-dimensional color images of your thyroid function

Treatments We Offer

Our doctors use advanced, innovative approaches to ensure that you receive the best possible treatment. We can treat most thyroid conditions with medication alone, though some conditions require a combination of surgery and medicine. At the Thyroid Center, you will receive all treatments on an outpatient basis, so you can go home the same day.

In our commitment to bring you the best care possible we often will collaborate with many other specialists throughout the Mount Sinai Health system. This multidisciplinary approach helps to bring together doctors from our Thyroid Center with doctors in various fields who have the expertise to care for you, including specialists in:

  • Endocrine head and neck surgery—protecting your other internal organs during thyroid surgery
  • Endocrinology—specializing in the overall endocrine system, which maintains your hormonal balance
  • Genetics—diagnosing inherited disorders to create the best course of care for you
  • Weight management—helping you to maintain a healthy weight
  • Nuclear medicine—using small, safe amounts of a radioactive substance for the diagnosis and treatment of your thyroid gland
  • Ophthalmology—treating eye conditions that are related to thyroid disorders
  • Pathology/cytopathology—performing fine needle aspirations of thyroid tissue and analyzing the results to determine how your thyroid is functioning

Hidden-scar surgeries we perform

Whenever possible, we use a minimally invasive procedure called the “hidden-scar” thyroidectomy that allows us to remove all or part of the thyroid gland without leaving a scar. We are the only institution in the United States offering all three of these innovative techniques, including:

  • Robotic bilateral axillary-breast thyroidectomy, which uses small incisions near the breast
  • Transaxillary thyroidectomy, which uses a small incision in the underarm
  • Transoral thyroidectomy, which uses an incision inside the mouth

Collaborative initiatives

We are committed to providing you the most advanced care. Our Center participates with national thyroid organizations to maintain best practices in thyroid treatment, including a national quality initiative that monitors patient outcomes. We encourage you as a thyroid patient to participate in the Thyroid Care Collaborative, a secure database, where you and the doctors of your choice are able to see your medical records and manage your thyroid care.

At Mount Sinai Union Square, we bring you the most innovative medicine and advanced health care through our pioneering research and by pushing the limits of discovery in clinical trials—providing you with the very latest diagnostic and treatment available.

National Expertise

The Mount Sinai Thyroid Center is part of the Mount Sinai Health System, whose flagship hospital, The Mount Sinai Hospital, is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the nation’s finest endocrinology programs. The physicians at the Mount Sinai Thyroid Center have faculty appointments at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, one of the nation’s leading medical schools.