The thyroid gland helps to regulate metabolism in the body, so abnormalities with this gland can seriously affect how a person feels, looks, and reacts to other people.
Duke doctors are skilled at diagnosing and treating a host of thyroid disorders, including:
Our endocrinologists expertly diagnose a myriad of thyroid disorders using the most advanced diagnostic tools, including medical histories, blood tests, radioactive iodide tests, and thyroid ultrasound to best determine the cause of your metabolic disorder.
Thyroid ultrasound is used to differentiate between a cyst (a sac containing fluid) and a tumor (an abnormal tissue growth that may or may not be cancerous).
Duke offers the full spectrum of treatment for thyroid disorders including the latest medications, radiation therapy, radioisotopes, or surgery, when appropriate.
When surgery is required, our endocrinologists work closely with surgeons, otolaryngologists, oncologists, or physicians trained in nuclear medicine to ensure that patients receive comprehensive care throughout the entire perioperative experience.
To make an appointment with a Duke endocrinologist, call 919-668-7630 locally or 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) toll-free.