We treat and help recognize symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, which causes some patients to temporarily stop breathing while asleep. If the ensuing lack of oxygen continues, it can lead to serious cardiovascular issues.
This type of surgery, which involves total or partial removal of the thyroid gland, is a common procedure used to help treat overactive thyroids, thyroid cancer and non-cancerous enlargements of the thyroid.
This outpatient surgery is used to remove swollen parathyroid glands. These glands create a hormone that helps control the body’s calcium level, but can become problematic if they enlarge and produce unhealthy amounts of the hormone.
If a mass develops on the parotid gland, the largest of the mouth’s salivary glands, it needs to be removed. Parotidectomy patients typically return home on the same day as the procedure.
If you have a lump or mass in your neck, having it evaluated is critical. Our doctors generally use high-tech imaging and biopsies to determine the nature of the mass and decide if treatment will be needed.
These are two common procedures, especially in children, to aid in the prevention of frequent sore throats and ear infections.