Pediatric Thyroid Clinic
The Pediatric Thyroid Clinic offers a comprehensive approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, care and treatment of thyroid diseases, nodules and cancer in children.
The thyroid gland plays an important role in helping kids grow healthy and strong. It controls metabolism and energy levels, regulates heart rate and blood pressure and supports healthy brain and body growth and development by producing protein and increasing oxygen used by the cells. Children with thyroid conditions need to seek medical expertise.
Our team treats thyroid disorders in children and adolescents, such as:
- Thyroid Cancer
- Hyperthyroism/Graves’ Disease
- Thyroid nodules
Parents are an important part of their child’s care team. We ensure patients and families understand the diagnosis, management and treatment options and together, create the best care plan. Our team provides the following treatment options:
- Lobectomy (removal of one side of thyroid)
- Thyroidectomy (removal of the thyroid gland)
- Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNA)
- Diagnostic ultrasound in clinic
Dr. Cusick and Dr. Abdessalam are joined by board certified otolaryngologists who specialize in head and neck masses, a pediatric endocrinologist, radiologists and pathologists.