At Atlantic Health System, we offer multiple locations and experts who are prepared to treat you for any type of thyroid disease. Whether it is thyroid nodules, an overactive or underactive thyroid, or thyroid cancer, our medical teams work together to create a personalized plan that is best for you.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck that releases hormones that control the body’s metabolism. The thyroid releases hormones regulate a range of bodily functions. Many thyroid disorders involve abnormal production of thyroid hormones. Our thyroid specialists can help patients manage and treat thyroid disorders when properly diagnosed and treated.
Learning More About Thyroid Disorders
Hyperthyroidism and Hypothyroidism
Patients with hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism are evaluated, followed by suitable diagnostic work up and treatment. The service includes management of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism in pregnant women.
Patients with hypercalcemia due to primary hyperparathyroidism, or parathyroid adenomas are evaluated by endocrinologists. We provide appropriate diagnostic work up and treatment that includes medical treatment or surgical consultation.
Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer
Patients with thyroid nodules are examined by endocrinologists and, if needed, thyroid surgeons. We have vast experience on the operations of thyroid nodule and thyroid cancer are available for the surgical consultation.
Following thyroid surgery, patients with thyroid cancer are evaluated with Thyrogen® stimulated whole body radioiodine scan, followed by radioiodine ablation therapy. We use ultrasound of the neck for lymph node mapping and thyroglobulin level to detect any recurrence of thyroid cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, thyroid cancer, although rare, can cause any of the following warning signs or symptoms:
- A lump in the neck, sometimes growing quickly
- Swelling in the neck
- Pain in the front of the neck, sometimes going up to the ears
- Hoarseness or other voice changes that do not go away
- Trouble swallowing
- Trouble breathing
- A constant cough that is not due to a cold
Steps of Care
Visit us at one of our locations to learn more about how we can treat you for your thyroid condition. After your first visit, we will direct you toward the next steps of care.
Patients are guided throughout their visits in a multi-disciplinary process to assure that they receive the most appropriate care. You will always be able to offer input about your care. Our team, no matter what location, is with you every step of the way.
Thyroid disorder services may vary by location. Please confirm when booking an appointment.
Chilton Medical Center
Atlantic Thyroid Center at Chilton Medical Center
Medical Arts Center (MAC) II - Overlook Medical Center
Atlantic Thyroid Center at Overlook Medical Center
Morristown Medical Center
Leonard B. Kahn Head and Neck Cancer Institute
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