Head & Neck

Thyroid Disorders/Neck Masses
Parathyroid Disorders
Cleft Lip/Palate Repair
Tips from Dr. Lee

Thyroid Disorders/Neck Masses
Diseases of the thyroid gland are very common; the most common being an overactive gland (hyperthyroidism), an under-active gland (hypothyroidism), and thyroid enlargement (goiter). Treatments for thyroid disorders and neck masses may include medication and/or surgical removal, depending on the nature of your condition.

If you develop significant swelling in your neck or difficulty breathing or swallowing, call to set up an appointment. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 for assistance.

Parathyroid Disorders
Elevated parathyroid levels may cause a calcium imbalance, which can be damaging to bone health. A parathyroid disorder is often suspected when routine lab studies demonstrate high calcium levels. Depending on the situation, specialized imaging, medical treatment, or removal of one or more parathyroid glands may be needed.

If you have had recent lab work showing elevated parathyroid or calcium levels, consult with Dr. Lee to decide which treatments will be best for you.

Cleft Lip/Palate Repair
Cleft lip and cleft palate repair can restore function and a more normal appearance to your child. Complications of clefts may include: difficulty breathing and feeding, ear infections and hearing loss, speech and language delays, and dental problems. Dr. Lee will work in conjunction with other specialists to define a course of treatment, including surgical repair, dental restoration, and speech rehabilitation as needed. Early evaluation is essential in cleft lip and/or cleft palate repair.

If your child has a cleft lip, cleft palate, or both, allow Dr. Lee to assist you in the making an informed decision on a treatment plan that will best benefit your child.

Download our form on what to expect after cleft lip/palate repair.

Tips from Dr. Lee

  • Check out the American Academy of Otolaryngology website for more information concerning the head and neck.

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