Princeton Health’s New Center for Thyroid and Parathyroid Care
An estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, according to the American Thyroid Association, ranging from function issues such as underactive or overactive conditions to cancer. These conditions, once diagnosed, can usually be successfully treated with either monitoring; medication; or surgically, usually through a minimally invasive procedure that may or may not require an overnight stay.
The new Center for Thyroid and Parathyroid Care at Princeton Medical Center offers those diagnosed with a condition of the thyroid or parathyroid (the tiny glands at the base of the thyroid) specialized, quality care close to home. Referrals can be made through a primary care physician. In addition to trained surgeons and diagnosticians, the center offers patients a nurse navigator to assist them every step of the way.
“The goal of the center is to provide a streamlined transition from diagnosis through recovery, and to facilitate the best surgical quality and safety,” says Paul Frake, MD, co-director of the center, who is a board certified otolaryngologist (head and neck surgeon). “When you are diagnosed with a medical condition that requires special care, knowing you are in good hands and have a centralized approach to treatment helps to reduce some of the stress.”
For more information about the Center for Thyroid and Parathyroid Care, or to find a physician affiliated with Penn Medicine Princeton Health, call 1.888.742.7496 or visit www.princetonhcs.org.