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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.

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