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COVID-19 Update

We continue to monitor COVID-19 cases in our area and providers will notify you if there are scheduling changes. Please continue to call your providers with health concerns. We are providing in-person care and telemedicine appointments.

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We Are Here and Ready to Safely Care for You

At Johns Hopkins Medicine, your health and safety are our very highest priorities. We are ready to care for you and your family in our hospitals, surgery centers, and through in-person clinic and online video visits. Learn how we are keeping you safe and protected so that you can get the care you need.

How to Schedule Your Appointment

  • Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you don't have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs.
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    Learn more about video visits.
  • If you've been already scheduled for a procedure that had to be postponed, we will reach out to you to reschedule. If this is a new procedure, please contact us at 443-997-6467 to schedule a consultation.
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    Learn more about our COVID-19 safety precautions.
  • If you are an existing patient and had an appointment that was postponed, our offices may contact you to reschedule. You can also call your doctor’s office or send a message via MyChart to discuss your healthcare needs so we can determine the appointment that is most appropriate. If you are a new patient, please call us at 443-997-6467 to schedule an in-person primary or specialty care visit.
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    Learn more about in-person visits.
 
New Patients*
Existing Patients**

*New patients have not been previously seen by a provider at the Department of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. **Existing patients have been seen by the department in the past. Existing patients must have a MyChart account to request an appointment online, or may otherwise need to call. You can enroll in MyChart to manage appointments, communicate with your provider, receive test results and request prescription renewals.

 
 
 

Thyroid and Parathyroid Care

Thyroid specialists in 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.

 
 
 
 

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?

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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.

Thyroid and Parathyroid Specialists

Our head and neck endocrine surgery team is composed of surgeons, endocrinologists, pathologists, radiologists and rehabilitation therapists who work together to develop an individualized plan especially that addresses your care before, during and after treatment.

Patient Stories

Learn how Johns Hopkins specialists helped patients survive thyroid and parathyroid conditions.

  • Roberta's Story

    Philadelphia native Roberta Perry recovered from papillary carcinoma, the most common type of thyroid cancer. Learn how her care team, including Ralph Tufano, M.B.A., M.D., performed a surgical approach to remove lymph nodes in her thyroid.

    Roberta with Drs. Tufano and Lopez
  • Hetty's Story

    Hetty Devroom, a retired nurse researcher, had primary hyperparathyroidism. Head and neck surgeon Ralph Tufano, M.D., M.B.A., performed an operation that addressed the problem without leaving a scar on Hetty’s neck.

    Hetty, after her surgery, enjoying a tropical cruise
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