Head & Neck
THROAT CARE & SURGERY IN PINEHURST & SANFORD, NC
Pinehurst Surgical Clinic’s board certified otolaryngologists are trained to diagnose, treat, and perform surgery for disorders of the throat, as well as the ear, nose, head and neck areas. Our Pinehurst, NC throat doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders, as well as issues related to the throat and vocal cord.
THYROID PROBLEM TREATMENT AT PINEHURST SURGICAL CLINIC
The thyroid gland is responsible for regulating hormone levels and metabolism, as well as stimulating cell activity, heart muscles, nerves and the brain. Many disorders can affect the thyroid gland, including:
- Autoimmune conditions (e.g. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Grave’s disease)
- Thyroid nodules with goiter – Thyroid nodules are small growths that are typically asymptomatic; fortunately, greater than 90% of thyroid nodules will be benign. Although nodules do not usually affect thyroid hormone production, blood tests of thyroid function should be done to see if the thyroid is still making the normal amount of thyroid hormone. An ultrasound is also a reliable method to rule out malignancy in thyroid nodules.
- Thyroid cancer – Thyroid cancer in our patients from Southern Pines, Fayetteville and beyond is readily treatable, usually with total thyroidectomy and radioactive thyroid iodine ablation.
If you are experiencing noticeable fluctuations in your weight, mood or energy level, don’t wait to call our ENT specialists in Pinehurst, Raeford, Rockingham, Sanford or Troy, NC about potential thyroid disorder treatments.
The most common abnormality of the parathyroid glands is an enlarged parathyroid gland or adenoma. This is a benign condition that results in high levels of calcium and elevated parathyroid hormone that can eventually result in bone loss through osteoporosis, constipation, mood changes or kidney stones.
Parathyroid adenomas can be detected by blood tests and nuclear medicine scans (i.e., Sestamibi scans) and are generally treated by surgical removal when they become symptomatic.
HOARSENESS & VOCAL CORD CANCER TREATMENT
At Pinehurst Surgical Clinic, our ear, nose, throat, head and neck specialists are uniquely trained to evaluate and treat the causes of hoarseness — one of the early signs of laryngeal cancer (or vocal cord cancer). We also provide surgical treatment for cancers of this type.
Head & Neck Conditions
Pinehurst Surgical Clinic’s board certified otolaryngologists are trained to diagnose, treat, and perform surgery for disorders of the throat, as well as the ear, nose, head and neck areas.
Pinehurst Surgical Clinic is a multi-specialty clinic comprised of ten specialty centers located in a state-of-the-art surgical facility in Pinehurst, NC. Our ENT physicians provide allergy care and treatments at our Pinehurst, Raeford, Rockingham, Sanford and Troy clinical offices, serving patients in Southern Pines, Fayetteville, Red Springs, Asheboro and all surrounding areas throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and beyond.