Comprehensive Thyroid and Endocrine Surgery Program
Northwestern's Comprehensive Thyroid and Endocrine Surgery Program is comprised of a team of experienced surgeons and clinicians who are dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of endocrine system disorders.
Here, we provide patients and referring physicians with information about our program, our experience and what to expect as one of our patients.
Our Program is led by specialist endocrine surgeons, Cord Sturgeon, MD, and Dina Elaraj, MD, who perform comprehensive assessments of endocrine surgical disease, including diseases and tumors of the:
We welcome patients interested in initial consultations and second opinions. Our clinics are equipped with state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment, so patients can have complete evaluation of the thyroid and parathyroid glands during their clinic consultations.
To provide the most rapid and accurate assessment of thyroid nodules, both Drs. Sturgeon and Elaraj perform their own ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsies within the clinic.
What We Treat
Our surgeons are specialists accustomed to managing complex surgical problems, such as:
Meet Our Team
We approach all of our patients with the goal of providing a minimally-invasive solution to their medical condition. The majority of patients who require surgery will qualify for minimally invasive procedures, such as:
In addition, we are involved in multiple clinical research projects to continuously improve the way that we treat endocrine surgical problems.