Thyroid Specialist Brisbane

Dr Ben Lancashire is a specialist endocrine surgeon. He has expert training in surgical management of thyroid gland disorders. What is the thyroid gland? The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck. It sits in front of the windpipe (trachea), just below the voice box (larynx). The thyroid produces a […]

Thyroid surgery

There are several reasons that you may be referred to a surgeon for an assessment and opinion regarding your thyroid: A diagnosis of thyroid cancer after a biopsy (Fine Needle Aspiration or FNA) A biopsy that was suspicious for abnormal cells or needs specialist opinion Pressure symptoms in the neck, difficulty swallowing, or a cough […]

Parathyroid conditions

Dr Ben Lancashire is a specialist endocrine surgeon. He has expert training in surgical management of parathyroid gland disorders. What are parathyroid glands? The parathyroid glands are endocrine glands that produce parathyroid hormone (PTH). There are usually four of them (two on each side) at the back of your thyroid gland, though they may be […]

Parathyroid surgery

Parathyroid surgery is the only effective treatment for hyperparathyroidism. There are no medications currently available that can cure primary hyperparathyroidism. For people without any symptoms, there are guidelines that may help decide if you should consider surgery. Dr Lancashire will be able to discuss if you will benefit from surgery. What is the difference between […]