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Thyroid and Parathyroid Conditions

Thyroid experts in the head and neck endocrine surgery team diagnose and treat patients with a variety of thyroid and parathyroid conditions including tumors, nodules and hyperparythroidism. If you have been diagnosed with a thyroid or parathyroid condition, you can count on us to provide a personalized treatment plan, tailored to your unique condition and personal needs.


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Why Johns Hopkins? Our Team Approach

Since each person’s diagnosis and situation is different, having a multi-specialty team is essential to ensuring you get the required care for your thyroid or parathyroid condition. Our head and neck endocrine surgery team is composed of surgeons, endocrinologists, pathologists, radiologists and rehabilitation therapists who work together to develop a plan especially for you that addresses your care before, during and after treatment.

The team also includes you and your family, and we are dedicated to ensuring that you fully understand and are comfortable with the recommended course of treatment.

Expertise in Head and Neck Surgery

By receiving specialized training in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, our expert surgeons have a unique understanding of the anatomy of the head and neck, enabling them to achieve excellent results when performing surgery in the intricate areas that include the voice box, trachea, upper esophagus and vocal cord nerves.

Request an Appointment

Call 410-955-3628 or 410-502-9825 to request an appointment at any of our two convenient locations – the Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center in Baltimore or Johns Hopkins Healthcare and Surgery Center at Green Spring Station in Lutherville, Maryland. If you are looking for a second opinion, our team would be happy to review your records and current diagnosis.

If you have not been evaluated by an endocrinologist, please call 410-955-3628 or 410-502-9825.

Answering Your Questions

Meet the director of the head and neck endocrine surgery division, Ralph P. Tufano, MD, MBA, FACS, who answers frequently asked questions about thyroid and parathyroid conditions and treatments options: