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  • Get a Second Opinion Before Thyroid Surgery
    Get a Second Opinion Before Thyroid Surgery

    Up to 30% of thyroid nodule biopsies are found to be inconclusive for cancer. Now, the Thyroid Institute of Utah offers a new gene expression test, available as part of the Afirma Thyroid FNA ...

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  • Minimally-Invasive Surgery: The Latest Way of Performing Parathyroid Surgery
    Minimally-Invasive Surgery: The Latest Way of Performing Parathyroid Surgery

    Minimally-invasive parathyroid surgery has become the preferred way to treat parathyroid disease for the following reasons: Less Pain. Faster Recovery. The incision is very small – usually about 1 ...

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  • How One Patient Avoided Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery
    How One Patient Avoided Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery

    A very pleasant 39-year old school teacher was told after a biopsy performed at a southern Utah hospital that she needed thyroid surgery. She scheduled the surgery within 2 weeks and thought to get a ...

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  • Preventing Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery With New Genetic Test!
    Preventing Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery With New Genetic Test!

    One of the most frustrating challenges facing endocrinologists and thyroid patients is when a biopsy on a suspicious nodule is found to be “inconclusive” or “indeterminate”. This can happen in up to ...

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  • Do I Need Another Ultrasound Before My Thyroid Cancer Surgery?
    Do I Need Another Ultrasound Before My Thyroid Cancer Surgery?

    Not too long ago, we used iodine whole body scans to look for recurrent thyroid cancer. Even prior to the surgery to remove the cancerous thyroid, we knew there was also a strong likelihood of ...

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