Endocrine Surgery (Thyroid/Parathyroid)

The Lincoln Surgical team understands the seriousness of a condition that requires thyroid or parathyroid surgery. So when it comes to helping you understand your diagnosis and surgical treatment, don't be afraid to ask questions.

Lincoln Surgical treats a number of conditions, including thyroid and parathyroid disorders.

There are a number of serious conditions that require endocrine surgery, including the surgical treatment of thyroid disorders or the removal of diseased parathyroid glands.

The treatment of thyroid disorders often involves an ultrasound guided biopsy (FNA) and in some cases removal of part or all of they thyroid gland. Removal of parathyroid glands might be indicated for a disorder of elevated calcium levels caused by diseased parathyroid glands.

Lincoln Surgical performs

450

thyroid & parathyroid surgeries per year. 

Biopsies

Lincoln Surgical's surgical team also performs biopsies, or tissue samples of areas including:

  • Thyroid
  • Parathyroid
  • Lymph node

Lincoln Surgical's surgeons will perform your ultrasound-guided biopsy; these are never sent to a third party.

Common Procedures

Lobectomy
The thyroid is divided into two lobes: the left and the right. The most common surgery performed on the thyroid is a lobectomy, which is the removal of one lobe. This procedure is most often done to remove suspicious nodules that are then proven to be non-cancerous. 

​Sub-Total Thyroidectomy
A sub-total thyroidectomy is the removal of all of one side of the thyroid and the majority of the other side. This procedure may be performed to remove a cancerous or non-cancerous nodule, a nodule that is restricting breathing, or, in rare cases, to treat hyperthyroidism.

Thyroidectomy
A total thyroidectomy, which is the removal of both lobes of the thyroid, is usually performed for documented cancer.