UConn Health has begun the process of resuming routine appointments and elective procedures, and we are committed to creating the safest possible environment for our patients, employees, and visitors.

Thyroid/Parathyroid Disease and Cancer

Thyroid diseases, both benign, such as Grave’s disease and multinodular goiter, and malignant, such as papillary and follicular thyroid cancer, are common in the general population. Parathyroid disease, causing osteoporosis, kidney stones, chronic musculoskeletal pain, and fatigue, is often related to the overproduction of parathyroid hormone from one or more abnormal glands. These disorders can be managed successfully with surgery. The key to successful management is choosing an experienced, interdisciplinary team that not only has a strong track record of excellent outcomes but also maintains a high surgical volume. Our skilled team of surgeons works closely with experienced endocrinologists in both the preoperative and postoperative phases of surgical management to optimize patient outcomes and satisfaction.