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Thyroid & Parathyroid Gland Disease

The thyroid gland, the butterfly-shaped gland at the base of the neck, manufactures hormones that regulate many functions throughout the body, including the heart, blood pressure, body temperature and metabolism. These hormones help control every cell in the body, and it’s critical that the gland work effectively. If not, it can impact growth and development and cause dangerous imbalances in crucial organ systems.

When the thyroid or parathyroid glands are not working properly and cannot be controlled through medication, or if a tumor is present, surgery can correct the problem. In both cases, WakeMed offers minimally invasive surgeries that are easier on patients. You will undergo a shorter surgery, have a smaller incision and will recover more quickly.

Learn more about a Thyroidectomy.

Learn more about a Parathyroidectomy.