Thyroid Problems

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck just below the Adam’s apple. It is part of the endocrine system. The thyroid gland plays a role in the function of the brain, heart, kidneys, liver, skin and just about every organ in the body. It is responsible for metabolism, growth and maturation in patients from infants to adults, both male and female.

Thyroid problems cause a wide variety of symptoms, making the diagnosis difficult. That’s why it’s best to rely upon the experience and expertise of the doctors and staff at Sierra Nevada ENT.

If you’re facing problems with the need for thyroid nodule evaluation or surgery, you can be assessed by our professional team.

What Causes Thyroid Problems?

Different thyroid disorders can appear when your thyroid produces either too many hormones (hyperthyroidism) or not enough (hypothyroidism). Other thyroid problems include Hashimoto’s disease, Graves’ disease, goiter, and thyroid nodules. Our practice specializes in evaluation of thyroid nodules and thyroid surgery.