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Specializing in problems of the Ear, nose, sinuses and throat.

An ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT) is a physician trained in the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. They have special expertise in managing diseases of the ears, nose and nasal passage sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity and upper pharynx (mouth and throat), as well as structures of the neck and face. ENT is the oldest medical specialty in the United States.

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ENT Doctor for Thyroid

How can an ENT doctor help you with your thyroid? There are various reasons to turn to an ENT doctor for thyroid help and support. The thyroid is a gland located at the base of your neck. It aids in the production of hormones. Those hormones race through your body, telling organs how to function and keeping you overall healthy. Hormone regulation is often times due to problems with the thyroid gland. When these problems become significant, you may need a specialist to help you with the condition. An ENT can often help in this way.

What Is Thyroid Disease?

One of the most common reasons to get an ENT doctor for thyroid care is when you believe you have or you have been diagnosed with thyroid disease. There are many types and they are very common for women who are middle-aged. However, children and men can be impacted as well. The most common disorders include hyperthyroidism, which occurs when your thyroid gland is overactive or hypothyroidism, which occurs when your thyroid gland is underactive. Both cases can have various symptoms and signal a more significant health problem.

Thyroid Goiter

Another reason to turn to an ENT doctor for thyroid care is when you have a thyroid goiter. This occurs when a large mass develops in this area. This includes thyroid cancer. Cancer can develop on the thyroid gland, leading to the requirement to have surgery to remove the cancer as well as additional treatment options. It’s always best to turn to your specialist whenever you have a high level of pain or increased growth in these areas.

Thyroid nodules can develop on the gland, creating a risk for the development of cancer. There are various reasons these can occur. If a nodule occurs or is expected, an ultrasound may be necessary to determine what the underlying concern.

When it comes to thyroid related concerns, it is often necessary to turn to a specialist that can help to determine what the underlying cause is as well as what can be done about it. An ENT doctor for thyroid conditions is available to you at our New York office. You can schedule a consultation with our team to determine what your symptoms may indicate as well as what can be done to prevent them from worsening.

Contact us today at 212-867-4813 to discuss your specific symptoms and needs with our ENT.

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Michael C. Burnett, MD

115 East 57th Street
Suite 600
Between Park + Lexington Avenues

212-867-4813