Thyroid Disorders Diagnosed and Treated at Tampa General Hospital
Thyroid disorders are characterized by any dysfunction of the thyroid, which is the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck where the collarbones meet. The thyroid produces several different hormones, which collectively are referred to as thyroid hormones. This gland influences almost all of the metabolic processes in the body, including your heart rate and metabolism. Therefore, thyroid disorders can cause myriad problems.
Common thyroid disorders include:
- Thyroid cancer – A disease that begins when abnormal cells begin to grow in the thyroid gland. This is a rare type of cancer and typically has a favorable outcome rate.
- Thyroid nodules – A lump, which can be either solid or fluid-filled, in the thyroid. The majority of thyroid nodules do not cause any symptoms and do not require any treatment.
- Goiter – The abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland. This condition is common, and if the goiter is small it does not require treatment.
The TGH Parathyroid & Thyroid Institute treats thyroid disorders such as nodules, cancer and goiter. Our surgeons do not treat endocrine disorders such as hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism or thyroiditis. The staff, which includes physicians, cancer specialists, nurses, and other medical professionals, provides an exceptional level of personalized care and treatment for those in our program. We utilize the latest and most effective diagnostic tools and treatment options to ensure the best outcomes for our patients. We have also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation's best hospitals and highest ranked in Florida for Ear, Nose & Throat.
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