Dina Madni, MD
General Surgeon specializing in Robotic Surgery located in Dallas, TX
Endocrine surgery focuses on the thyroid and parathyroid glands located in your neck. With expertise in endocrine procedures, Dina Madni, MD, in Dallas, Texas, provides exceptional surgical care for patients suffering from problems such as an overactive thyroid gland, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Madni specializes in minimally invasive surgery while treating the whole patient, following up with you after surgery to ensure you’re on the road to wellness. To schedule a same-day or same-week appointment, call the office or use the online booking feature today.
Endocrine Q & A
When would I need endocrine surgery for my thyroid gland?
Your thyroid gland produces hormones that regulate your metabolism and affect nearly every vital function in your body. Thyroid hormones affect your heart rate, body temperature, breathing, and muscle mass, to give you a few examples.
You may need surgery to remove part or all of the gland, called a thyroidectomy, when you’re diagnosed with:
Hyperthyroidism occurs when your thyroid gland produces an excessive amount of hormones. This condition can cause heart palpitations, irritability, anxiety, loss of appetite, weight loss, and sweating.
Your initial treatment for hyperthyroidism may begin with medications, but patients often need a thyroidectomy.
Goiter and nodules
A goiter is an enlarged thyroid gland, while nodules are abnormal growths that develop on the gland. Depending on their size, both conditions may cause a noticeable lump at the base of your neck.
When a goiter or nodules get large enough to interfere with swallowing, cause hoarseness, or produce thyroid hormones, Dr. Madni treats the problem with a thyroidectomy. Whether she removes half or all the gland depends on variables like the size of the lumps and if the nodule is benign or malignant.
Thyroid cancer affects women and men, but women are three times more likely to get it than men. Surgical removal of the gland is the primary treatment. Dr. Madni removes the entire gland and may remove the nearest lymph nodes.
When would I need endocrine surgery for my parathyroid gland?
You have four parathyroid glands located behind your thyroid gland. These glands regulate the amount of calcium in your bloodstream.
If one or more of the parathyroid glands become hyperactive, a condition called hyperparathyroidism, it’s often due to a noncancerous (benign) tumor. Hyperactive parathyroid glands release too much calcium, causing problems such as:
- Kidney stones
- Nausea and constipation
- Abdominal pain
Surgery to remove one or more of the glands is the primary treatment for hyperactive parathyroid glands.
What should I expect during endocrine surgery?
During surgery to remove the thyroid or parathyroid glands, Dr. Madni often accesses the gland by making an incision over the thyroid in the front of your neck. She carefully places the incision in a natural skin fold to minimize the appearance of scarring.
In some cases, Dr. Madni may recommend an endoscopic thyroidectomy. During this procedure, she uses specialized instruments to reach the thyroid through your mouth. This eliminates any scarring on your neck.
When you need endocrine surgery, call Dina Madni, MD, to request a same-day or same-week appointment, or use the online booking feature today.