What is the Thyroid Center?
VM Med’s Thyroid Centre offers patients excellent and timely care. Our team supports every aspect of our patients’ thyroid health throughout the course of their lives. We offer a welcoming environment and specialized counselling and treatments on a wide range of issues.
Although most thyroid nodules are benign, some are cancerous. This is why it is important to have all neck lumps (or nodules) evaluated by a thyroid specialist as soon as possible. Our specialists will evaluate the nodule and propose a plan of action that prioritizes your health and comfort throughout the entire process.
Our clinical services:
- Thyroid imaging (including scans, ultrasound, scintigraphy etc.)
- Thyroid biopsy
- Thyroid surgery
- Thyroid cancer staging
- Thyroid oncology
- Thyroid cancer genetic testing
What is a thyroid gland?
Your thyroid is one of the endocrine glands which make hormones to regulate physiological functions in your body. The thyroid gland manufactures thyroid hormone, which regulates the rate at which your body carries on its necessary functions. Other endocrine glands are: the pituitary, the adrenal glands, the parathyroid glands, the testes and the ovaries.
The thyroid gland is located in the middle of the lower neck, below the larynx (voice box) and just above your clavicle (collarbone). It is shaped like a "bowtie", having two halves (lobes), a right lobe and a left lobe joined by an "isthmus": (see diagram below) you can rarely feel a normal thyroid gland.
What can a patient expect?
Patients can expect to receive expert care quickly. No referral is necessary to schedule an appointment with our specialists. Simply fill out the online form, and our patient affairs coordinator will contact you. Online inquiries are answered as soon as possible during regular business hours. All required exams are available on site and patients generally receive their results within 24 to 72 hours.
Although most nodules are benign, they should all be thoroughly evaluated in a timely fashion to make sure they are not cancerous.
A thyroid mass is evaluated by reviewing your medical history, your blood work, examining the neck and doing a thyroid ultrasound. If the ultrasound reveals a nodule suspicious for cancer, a biopsy is usually performed the same day. Your physician will discuss all options and possible outcomes with you in detail before deciding a treatment plan.
Make an Appointment
Online inquiries are answered as soon as possible during regular business hours.
The fastest way to reach us is by completing the online inquiry form below.
Why is VM Med
the right choice?
Opting for healthcare services at our private clinic ensures patients receive excellent and timely care with a specialist. Comprehensive exams, including the consultation, ultrasound and biopsy (if needed) are conducted onsite, and results are provided within 72 hours.