Center for Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases
Your thyroid and parathyroid glands help to regulate critical aspects of your health, from controlling your temperature and weight to the level of calcium in your bloodstream. These glands can also develop problems, such as forming benign or malignant growths or becoming overactive.
At Mount Sinai’s Center for Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases, our dedicated thyroid team treats every type of thyroid and parathyroid condition—early stage or advanced. If you come to us with symptoms of a thyroid condition, we work closely with other specialists, such as endocrinologists, cytologists, and radiologists, to ensure you receive a precise diagnosis and the least invasive treatment plan.
Advanced Thyroid Testing and Diagnosis
If you experience thyroid disease symptoms, diagnosis may start with your primary care physician, who can perform a physical exam and obtain a thyroid function blood test. Based on those results, they may refer you to an endocrinologist (a specialist in diagnosing hormone conditions), who is familiar with the newest treatment options. If a thyroid nodule or multiple nodules present at greater than one cm, a thyroid surgeon is often consulted for evaluation.
The vast majority of thyroid nodules are benign, but not all. At the Center for Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases, we employ advanced diagnostics and can often generate preliminary results the same day as your consultation. Methods of testing include ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA), then, if necessary, molecular/genetic testing to assess the risk of cancer. The results help our experts recommend watchful waiting/surveillance or treatment for the specified condition.
Surgical Treatments and Cutting-Edge Research
Mount Sinai’s thyroid surgeons are widely recognized for their clinical expertise and innovative research. Our physicians are specially trained in minimally invasive and minimal scarring techniques.
In addition, we are experts in the newest treatment guidelines and conduct ongoing research in areas such as the causes of these disorders, the prevalence of extranodal extension (ENE) in papillary thyroid cancer, airway management for symptomatic benign thyroid goiters, and risks of outpatient parathyroidectomy, to name a few. Mount Sinai’s thyroid experts are also leaders in the classification and identification of thyroid and parathyroid disorders.
Center for Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases Locations
The Mount Sinai Health System’s Center for Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases encompasses multiple locations in Manhattan, New Jersey, and Westchester. We have expanded our facility options to maximize your convenience while optimizing efficient, specialized thyroid and parathyroid treatments for each patient.