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Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
Thyroid Lobectomy
Doug Fraker
Dr. Fraker
Dr.Giorgos Karakousis
Dr. Kelz
Dr. Robert Roses
Dr. Roses
Dr. Heather Wachtel
H. Wachtel

Thyroid nodules that cause symptoms due to a mass effect (difficulty swallowing or breathing etc.) or excessive hormone production (hyperthyroidism) or that are worrisome for cancer often need to be surgically removed. This procedure is called a Thyroid Lobectomy. The half of the thyroid gland that contains the nodule is removed. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia to help control the pain and anxiety associated with surgery. This procedure is often performed as an outpatient procedure.

Inpatient Facilities:
Hospital University of Pennsylvania (HUP)

Office Visit Locations:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, West Pavilion, 4th Floor

Making an Office Visit Appointment:
215-615-5858 or 800-789-PENN

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