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Thyroid and Parathyroid

Thyroid and Parathyroid

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the lower central neck below the voicebox which can develop benign or cancerous nodules.  Thyroid nodules are not uncommon and most of the time they remain asymptomatic for a long time.  An ultrasound usually helps to identify and further define the nodule, and in some cases, it is recommended to obtain a fine needle aspiration biopsy.  

An enlargement of the thyroid is called goiter, which may cause “compressive” symptoms including choking when swallowing or difficulty breathing when lying down. 

Once thyroid nodules reach a certain size a fine-needle aspiration should be performed which will help answer the question if a thyroid should be removed or not. 

Parathyroids are the 4 pea-sized glands that lie in the vicinity of the thyroid gland and they control the body's calcium levels.  Sometimes, one or more of the parathyroid glands become overactive, and they have to be removed. 

Dr. Weidenbecher is an experienced thyroid and parathyroid surgeon who works with a team of experts to guarantee the highest level of care and the best possible outcomes. His team includes endocrinologists, but also radiologists to locate nodules or abnormal parathyroids with ultrasound, CT imaging, or nuclear studies (SPECT-CT / 4D CT). 

He uses intraoperative monitoring tools for the vocal nerve as well as rapid parathyroid hormone testing to improve outcomes and reduce operative time. 

SPECT CT shows a left lower parathyroid adenoma

Ultrasound image of a thyroid nodule that is cancerous (green circle)


Such a good Dr. He finds the problem and gives details on correcting the problem and suggests the routine to get rid of the problem. He will not recommend a surgeon if you don’t need it.

Call the best.  He tweaked my vocal cords and my voice is now exactly where I want it.

Dr. Mark is the best.

He has taken the time to diagnose and understand my husband's health problem. We are grateful for his help.

He is very compassionate, caring, and thorough.

Very knowledgeable, very professional, and always asked if I had any questions. Willing to go the extra mile. I have been seeing him for 7 years and I would recommend him to anyone who needed an ENT.

Excellent Doctor

My doctor is very compassionate to all his patients. I witness this every time I come. I hear how he talks to his staff and interns. A Great mentor. I look for these things in knowing whose hands my care is in. Dr. Mark Shows empathy and he LISTENS, whereas some don't take the time to understand let alone touch the abnormal lumps and nodules, they rush you out to get a pay check. I look for these things. Dr. Mark is excellent in his profession and very knowledgeable in his practice. I trust his medical decisions, and plan of care for treatments. Thank you Dr. Mark Weidenbecher

Very caring Provider. He is the best sleep surgeon in Ohio.

I have had a good experience with Dr. Weidenbecher since he previously did surgery on me. He is very knowledgeable and I would recommend him.

Very knowledgeable Dr. Great with patients and knows his field well

Very nice experience. He answered questions and explained things. Set up a plan of care to address health issues and worked out perfect.

Dr. Weidenbecher was very professional. He explained everything thoroughly. I did not feel rushed with my appointment. I would recommend him to my family and friends.

Very helpful and easy to work with

He takes great care and concern for his patients. Very professional and has a great personality.

This provider is very sincere, dedicated & caring. He wants to help resolve whatever health issue you might have and listens well.

Thorough, compassionate.

He is very thorough. I trust him. I did my surgery and I was so happy with the results.

Dr. Weidenbecher is very thoughtful, informative, and personable

The physician personally called me to discuss the findings on my latest CT Scan and recommended holding off on surgery until further testing.

Always treats me with so much respect and is on time.

Just excellent. No other words.

Don’t look anywhere else. Highly skilled surgeon. I felt so comfortable.



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