The Thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland which can be found at the base of your neck. It is responsible for producing a variety of body regulating hormones that are responsible for your everyday health. These hormones work to regulate functions like your heart rate, rate at which food is converted into energy, and your over all metabolism.
Sometimes patients may experience issues with their thyroid’s health, leading to the need for a thyroidectomy. A thyroidectomy is a medical procedure in which a surgeon removes all or just part of a patient’s thyroid gland. This procedure becomes necessary when a patient is diagnosed with either thyroid cancer, noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid, or an overactive thyroid (often referred to as hyperthyroidism).
Dr. Jason Cohen is well versed in thyroid procedures and heads SGLA’s Thyroid Center. Most thyroidectomy procedures are done through a small incision located at the center of the neck. Once the incision is made, Dr. Cohen removes all or part of the thyroid gland, depending on the condition being treated.
Dr. Cohen specializes in minimally invasive head and neck surgery. Traditional thyroidectomy techniques mean patients are left with large, and noticeable scars. These scars can be incredibly debilitating for patients post surgery, and serve as reminders of previous health issues. Dr. Cohen’s specialization in minimally invasive neck procedures allows his thyroidectomy patients to experience little scaring.
At the SGLA offices, our highly specialized surgeons are able to offer thyroidectomy patients the best in patient care, allowing them to leave our hands knowing that their thyroid issues can be left behind them.