By age 50, the average individual has a 50% chance of developing a thyroid nodule, a common type of endocrine disorder. Although many nodules have no apparent effect on the body, others can cause hormone imbalances or become malignant. About 5 percent of all thyroid nodules become malignant if left untreated. Early detection and treatment are important to alleviate future suffering and potential functional impairment.
At Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC, we offer a minimally invasive thyroid biopsy procedure. Before the biopsy begins, the exact location of the nodule is located via ultrasound, enabling a small but highly precise cell sample to be obtained. The procedure itself utilizes a fine-gauge needle – smaller than needles used to draw blood – that causes minimal discomfort. The entire process takes about takes about 15 minutes, after which the patient may resume normal activity.
The compassionate, highly professional staff at Cosmetic and Vascular Suite NYC is dedicated to precision and integrity in our thyroid biopsies. All procedures are performed by Dr. James Siberzweig in a relaxed, professional environment and thoroughly examined by an experienced pathologist.