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Thyroid disorders

Several disorders affect the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. Our endocrinologists or gland specialists treat thyroid disorders and help the gland produce hormones that regulate your metabolism, heart and digestive functions and brain development.

Thyroid specialists in Greater Denver

It can be hard to understand what a thyroid condition means for your overall health. Let us help.

Thyroid specialists at HealthONE care for you throughout all stages and severities of thyroid disorders, including Graves' disease and thyroid cancers. We work to get you the most positive outcomes through leading-edge medical imaging, advanced thyroid and parathyroid surgeries.

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Free health-related advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free health-related advice is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

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Thyroid and parathyroid conditions we treat

We understand thyroid issues, particularly cancers, can be overwhelming, so we offer comprehensive, compassionate care for a range of conditions, including:

  • Anaplastic thyroid cancer
  • Differentiated thyroid cancers
  • Graves’ disease
  • Hashimoto's disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Medullary thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid-related metabolic conditions

Thyroid treatments and services we provide

Our thyroid doctors offer a variety of diagnostic testing and treatment options.

Diagnostic thyroid tests and imaging

There are a number of different types of testing that can be done to both confirm a potential diagnosis, as well as inform you of any potential issues that you may be at risk for, whether as a result of genetics or other factors.

Imaging tests for thyroid conditions

We offer the following diagnostic imaging services to help diagnose thyroid and parathyroid conditions:

  • 4D parathyroid computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Lymph node mapping
  • Parathyroid ultrasound
  • Parathyroid dual isotope nuclear scan
  • Parathyroid single isotope nuclear scan
  • Radioactive iodine whole body nuclear scan
  • Thyroid nuclear scan and iodine uptake (six and 24 hours)
  • Thyroid ultrasound

Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy

If you experience a thyroid lump, nodule or mass, you may be recommended for an FNA biopsy. An FNA is a quick, safe and reliable method of evaluating thyroid nodules.

The procedure usually causes little pain and is performed with very thin needles that are inserted into the nodule. Cells from the nodule are extracted through the needles and are examined under a microscope to determine the nature of your nodule.

Genetic counseling

A genetic counselor is a healthcare professional with special training in medical genetics and psychosocial counseling. Our genetic counselors evaluate the likelihood of a hereditary cancer condition based on your personal and/or family history of cancer.

Prior to an initial genetic counseling appointment, one of our genetic counselors will complete a risk assessment. They will then review it with you at your appointment where you will discuss possible genetic testing options. If you have concerns about a hereditary thyroid cancer condition, please speak with your physician for a referral to one of our genetic counselors.

Thyroid and parathyroid surgery

If advanced treatment is needed, our surgeons offer special surgical procedures to treat a host of thyroid conditions. Typically, the most common reasons for surgery would be for an overly large thyroid, a thyroid nodule or thyroid cancer.

The three main types of thyroid surgery we perform include:

  • Lobectomy — Removal of one half of the thyroid
  • Subtotal thyroidectomy — Removal of almost all of the thyroid, where only a small amount of the thyroid is left behind
  • Total thyroidectomy — Removal of the whole thyroid

Minimally invasive thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy

Most thyroid surgeries are accomplished through a small incision in the lower neck. However, as part of our continued commitment to innovation and less invasive procedures, we offer transoral endoscopic thyroid surgery via the vestibular approach (TOETVA).

During a TOETVA procedure, incisions to remove all or part of the thyroid are made through the inner part of the lower lip. All scars from a TOETVA procedure are hidden and much smaller than with traditional thyroid surgery.

Educational resources for people with thyroid issues

You can use the following resources to find out more about thyroid conditions and treatments:

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