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Do ENT Surgeons Operate on Thyroid?



Could you tell me, please, whether ENT surgeons usually operate on the thyroid and/or parathyroid. If a thyroid is non-cancerous but is small and fragile, is that a reason to have a thyroidectomy? 


ENT surgeons do the majority of thyroid surgery in the US. Small and fragile are not reasons to have throid surgery.

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Yash J Patil, MD Yash J Patil, MD
Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati