Thyroid/Parathyroid Program

Bayfront Health ENT and Allergy, Head and Neck Surgery diagnoses and treats patients with a variety of thyroid and parathyroid disorders and conditions. Our high-trained staff uses develops personalized treatment plans using the latest technology to treat each patient and their individualized needs.

What is the thyroid?

The thyroid is a gland that sits at the base of the neck and produces hormones that help regulate your metabolism. Thyroid disease occurs when the body produces irregular levels of thyroid hormones. Thyroid nodules are extremely common and are an abnormal growth of thyroid cells that form a lump within the thyroid gland. Over 90% of thyroid nodules are not cancerous.

What is the parathyroid?

The parathyroid is a set of four glands that regulate the levels of calcium in your body. Many forms of parathyroid disease stem from tumors, which can be non-cancerous or cancerous. Less than 1% of diagnosed parathyroid disease is cancerous.


  • Blood tests
  • Highly-sophisticated imaging protocol for detecting parathyroid adenomas as well as ultrasound


  • Goiter
  • Graves’ Disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodules


  • Monitoring – sometimes thyroid disease is mild and does not require treatment and only requires routine monitoring.
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Surgery – for suspicious nodules

Surgical Care

If you have been diagnosed with a thyroid or parathyroid condition that requires surgical treatment, you can be assured of our commitment to providing the highest level of surgical care. Our expert team of board-certified head and neck surgeons have additional fellowship training in advanced surgical options, and they are highly skilled and experienced in innovative, minimally invasive techniques.

We also work closely with a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including radiologists, endocrinologists, pathologists and anesthesiologists, to provide you with comprehensive, integrated care — tailored to your unique needs — before, during and after surgery.

With this team-based approach, we work together to provide you with the care you need to ensure a successful outcome and recovery.

If you need a diagnosis, treatment or second opinion, please call our team at (727) 553-7100.

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