A thyroid medicine specialist or
deals with disorders of the thyroid. The thyroid gland sits on either side of the neck under the Adam’s apple and is part of the
. The thyroid utilises iodine from the diet to secrete hormones into the bloodstream that regulate the
. Issues with the thyroid can develop slowly over time. Thyroid disorders can include an overactive gland, called
, or an underactive gland, called
. Both can result in an enlarged thyroid gland. A
is a small swelling or lump in the thyroid gland. Sometimes surgery is required to remove the thyroid. Surgeries are performed by a head and neck surgeon or
. Sometimes the thyroid is fully or partially removed for cancer treatment or enlargement of the gland. This procedure is called a
. After removal the patient is on thyroid replacement medication for life.
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Dr Goh is a NZ trained endocrinologist, diabetologist & Specialist physician of Malaysian Chinese descent. She speaks fluent English & conversational Mandarin, Hokkien & Malay.