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32: Thyroid Cancer Surgery? The Single Most Important Question to Ask Your Surgeon with Dr. Gary Clayman

This is a candid interview with Dr. Gary Clayman about thyroid cancer surgery and making sure a patient gets the best available care.
If someone is considering surgery, Dr. Clayman discusses related topics, including:
Do not let a doctor operate on you unless the surgeon can prove to you that he/she has done a minimum of 150 annual thyroid surgeries, and for a minimum of ten years. This means, do not see a surgeon unless he/she has completed a minimum of 1500 thyroid surgeries.
Damage to voice box nerves is preventable, when surgery is done right.
90% of thyroid surgeries done in the U.S. are by doctors doing fewer than fifteen thyroid surgeries per year

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Endocrine

31: Información Importante Sobre los Nódulos Tiroideos con la Dra Regina Castro de la Clínica Mayo

M. Regina Castro, MD es consultor en la División de Endocrinología de la Clínica Mayo de Rochester, MN.
En entrevista 31 de Doctor Thyroid con Philip James, el Dr. Castro explica los siguientes temas:
* ¿Qué es un nódulo tiroideo?
* ¿Cuáles son los síntomas de un nódulo tiroideo?
* ¿Cómo se diagnostica el nódulo tiroideo?
* Punción de la tiroides con aguja fina
* Ecografía de la tiroides
* ¿Cómo se tratan los nódulos de la tiroides?
* Cuando la observación activa es la opción de tratamiento en lugar de una tiroidectomía
* Niños con nódulos tiroideos

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Endocrine

30: Thyroid Cancer and Children with Dr. Andrew Bauer from the Perelman School of Medicine, U of Pennsylvania

Managing thyroid cancer in children, sometimes more complex than adults
In this episode Dr. Bauer shares the complexities of managing children with thyroid nodules, and differentiated thyroid cancer. This is a must listen interview for parents whose child has a thyroid nodule or thyroid cancer diagnosis.

There are a several important differences in how pediatric thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) present and respond to therapy. Kids are less frequently diagnosed with a thyroid nodule; however, the risk for malignancy is four- to fivefold higher compared with an adult thyroid nodule.

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Endocrine

29: Hypothyroidism — an A to Z Summary and Important Things to Know with Dr. Victor J. Bernet from the Mayo Clinic

In this episode Dr. Bernet describes that Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition that usually progresses slowly and often leads to low thyroid hormone levels — a condition called hypothyroidism. The best therapy for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is to normalize thyroid hormone levels with medication. A balanced diet and other healthy lifestyle choices may help when you have Hashimoto’s, but a specific diet alone is unlikely to reverse the changes caused by the disease.

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Endocrine

28: Patient Story 2 – Kimberly Dorris – A Comprehensive Analysis of Graves’ Disease

This episode is a thorough presentation of Graves’ Disease from Kimberly Dorris, an educator and expert, and also a patient. In this episode, listeners will gain a thorough understanding of a disease that is often confused with other diagnosis.

Kimberly Dorris is the Executive Director and CEO of the Graves’ Disease and Thyroid Foundation, a small nonprofit organization based in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.

Ms. Dorris has a unique perspective on thyroid dysfunction, having lived with both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. She was diagnosed with Graves’ disease in 2007 and took methimazole for seven years. A​pproximately 18 months after stopping the methimazole, she became hypothyroid and is currently taking replacement hormone. ​

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Endocrine

27: Información Importante Sobre el Hipertiroidismo con el Dr. Alejandro R. Ayala del Universidad de Miami

En este episodio explora los siguientes temas:

Opciones de tratamiento para la enfermedad de Graves.
Opciones de tratamiento para el hipertiroidismo.
Peligros de la medicación del hyperthyroidism.
Síntomas del hipertiroidismo.

Dr. Alejandro Ayala obtuvo su doctorado de la Universidad Federal Fluminense en Río de Janeiro, Brasil, en 1992, y completó su residencia en medicina interna en la Universidad Federal de Sao Paulo.

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