As Lonnie Lamoreaux carried on with life in Anchorage, Alaska, it became more difficult to hold conversations without wheezing or coughing. His hometown doctor said there nothing could be done there.
Thyroid diseases are very common. Some type of thyroid disease affects more than 20 million Americans, many of them female. Women are five to eight times more likely than men to have thyroid disease.
While many thyroid problems require only medical treatment, some disorders do require surgery. At Henry Ford Health System, our thyroid surgeons are experts at treating all types of thyroid disease.
Our thyroid disorders center is a leader in the area. Each year, we see hundreds of patients seeking treatment for a thyroid condition. Our expertise and advanced surgical techniques enable us to provide the best outcomes for our patients.
Thyroid disease: Why choose Henry Ford?
When you come to Henry Ford for thyroid disease treatment, you can expect:
- Expertise: Our team of thyroid specialists includes highly skilled, fellowship-trained surgeons. They have the years of experience and training necessary to effectively treat even the most complex cases.
- Team-based approach: Our thyroid surgeons work closely with endocrinologists and other specialists at Henry Ford. Together, they provide comprehensive thyroid disease diagnosis and treatment.
- Expert care: Each year, we perform up to 200 thyroid surgeries. This high volume means better outcomes for our patients.
- Personalized care: We specialize in tailoring surgery to meet each patient’s unique needs and priorities. Our thyroid surgeons use advanced technologies and techniques that help ensure successful surgical results.