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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.
Meet Our Experts
Our team of otolaryngologists (ENT) are specialized in the treatment of head and neck disorders.
Scarless Neck Surgery
Diagnosed with a hyperparathyroidism, Gwen elected to undergo a new scarless procedure. The result- like nothing every happened.
Make Screening Part of Your Routine
Learn how you can self-screen for head and neck cancers.
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.
Thyroid and Parathyroid Conditions FAQ's | Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins head/neck/thyroid surgeon, Ralph Tufano, answers commonly asked questions about the treatment of thyroid tumors and how Johns Hopkins multidisciplinary team treats and diagnoses thyroid tumors and nodules.
Thyroidectomy | Nikki's Story
Professional singer Nikki Jean saw doctors around the country when she was diagnosed with a lesion in her thyroid. It wasn't until she met Dr. Ralph Tufano at Johns Hopkins that she felt confident to have the surgery, hopeful he could preserve her vocal cords. Using information from his own cutting-edge research, Dr. Tufano successfully performed a full thyroidectomy while preserving all of Nikki's nerves critical for singing. Now, Nikki Jean is back in Los Angeles with a successful singing career.