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Thyroid and Parathyroid Care

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

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Conditions We Treat

Our surgeons provide an individualized treatment plan based on your thyroid and/or parathyroid diagnosis.

Why Choose Johns Hopkins Thyroid and Parathyroid Center?

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Our center works with the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in a multidisciplinary approach to ensure the highest quality of patient care.

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Surgical Expertise

We offer scarless and minimally invasive techniques such as transoral robotic surgery (TORS) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) to treat your thyroid and parthyroid conditions.


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Advanced Research

We strive to improve patient care by advancing our research on thyroid and parathyroid cancers.

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Expanding Access to Health Care

Telemedicine appointments are now available for Maryland and Florida patients.

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Patient Education Videos

Radiofrequency Ablation: A Treatment Option for Thyroid Nodules

Johns Hopkins endocrine surgeon and laryngologist Vaninder Dhillon describes radiofrequency ablation (RFA), the minimally invasive treatment option for thyroid nodules. Dhillon demonstrates how it is performed and explains what patients can expect.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) for Benign Thyroid Nodules

Head and Neck Endocrine Surgeon, Jonathon Russell, describes how Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is used to treat, who is an appropriate candidate and what is involved in this new treatment approach.

Transoral Thyroidectomy: FAQs with Jonathon Russell, M.D.

Johns Hopkins head and neck endocrine surgeon, Jonathon Russell, M.D. discusses transoral thyroidectomy, or scarless thyroid surgery. He explains the advantages of this surgery, who is a good candidate and what to expect after the procedure.

Pediatric Thyroid Center

The Johns Hopkins pediatric thyroid experts treat a variety of thyroid conditions in children.

Patient Stories

Learn how Johns Hopkins specialists helped patients survive thyroid and parathyroid conditions.
  • Gwen's Story

    Gwen was diagnosed with a thyroid nodule and sent to Johns Hopkins for surgery. But after reviewing her case, head and neck surgeon Jonathon Russell wasn't convinced she had the right diagnosis.

    Gwen, Johns Hopkins patient
  • Kristin's Story

    Kristin, a medical administrator and mother, was diagnosed with a papillary cancer on her thyroid gland. Johns Hopkins head and neck surgeon Jonathon Russell offered her the option of a scarless thryoidectomy to treat the cancer.

    Kristin, Johns Hopkins patient

Physician Assistant

Kristen Rohrer, P.A.