Thyroid Clinic

Are you suffering from swallowing difficulties, hoarseness, or short breath?

Symptoms like swallowing difficulties, hoarseness, or short breath, have negatively impacted on the quality of people's life. They maybe caused by enlargement of thyroid glands.

At Havas ENT Clinics, Professor Thomas Havas has considerable expertise in the diagnosis and examinations on your thyroid condition.

To book an appointment with us, please call 02 9387 7360.

Conditions of the thyroid gland are relatively common. The majority of thyroid problems seen in Havas ENT Clinics pertain to either diffuse enlargement of the thyroid gland and/or focal areas of enlargements or cysts.

Thyroid Clinic

There are numerous causes of diffuse enlargement of the thyroid gland the most common of these is autoimmune thyroiditis or Hashimoto’s disease.

The management of this autoimmune disorder is usually medical, unless the gland enlarges to such an extent that it:

  • Presses on the nerves moving the vocal cords causing hoarseness.
  • Presses on nerves interfering with swallowing.
  • Causes an unsightly mass in the neck or shortness of breath.

Thyroid Cancer

Early cancer of the thyroid gland often presents as either a lump in the neck, a change in voice, or difficulty breathing. Highly differentiated cancers have an excellent prognosis and are treated by expert focal surgery.

Often, only half or part of half of the thyroid gland needs to be removed. Depending on the type of cancer and where it is, lymph nodes in the neck or behind the breast bone may also need to be removed.