Thyroid & Thyroid Surgery
Our surgeons have completed hundreds of thyroid surgeries. When a suspicious nodule needs to be removed from the thyroid, one of the most worrisome surgical risks is damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve, which could result in loss of voice.
At Atlantic Ear, Nose & Throat, Dr. Shah and Dr. Rothbaum, both Johns Hopkins trained otolaryngologists, use an intra-operative nerve monitor to minimize the risk of injury to that nerve. Although not commonly used by other thyroid surgeons, they feel this offers the safest way to reduce the likelihood of post-operative hoarseness.
In addition, thyroid surgery through Atlantic Ear, Nose & Throat, in most cases, can be performed on an outpatient basis at a local state-of-the-art surgery center, which allows for scheduling flexibility and convenience for the patient.
Our physicians provide complete care: from evaluation and diagnosis, through surgery, and continuing to follow the patient post-operatively. The patient’s primary care physician is always kept informed of the patient’s progress.