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What are Thyroid Nodules?
Thyroid nodules—abnormal growths of tissue in the thyroid gland—are very common. But the good news is that 92-95% of them are benign (non-cancerous).
UR Medicine's Treatments for Thyroid Nodules
Thyroid ultrasound and fine needle aspiration are the most reliable clinical tools for determining whether a nodule is benign or malignant.
Many thyroid nodules can simply be watched rather than biopsied if an ultrasound shows they are small and don’t show risky features.
Our Wolk Thyroid Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules. We perform detailed thyroid nodule consultations, including discussions of risk factors, symptoms, and—if needed—ultrasounds and fine needle aspiration.
We work closely with the Department of Pathology for sample collection rapid analysis and diagnosis.
What Sets Us Apart?
We care for tens of thousands of patients a year, with subspecialty clinics that use a multidisciplinary approach to treat all aspects of gland and hormone conditions.
Our nationally recognized endocrinology providers are also recognized leaders in research, writing the endocrine literature and textbooks. So we're able to offer the latest, most advanced treatments to our patients.
Because of our expertise, we also serve as a major referral center for the entire western New York region.
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