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Thyroid Disorders

The thyroid gland produces hormones that control how our body uses energy. Too few hormones (hypothyroidism) or too many (hyperthyroidism) can throw the body's system off track. Patients with thyroid conditions may also have problems with muscle strength, managing emotions, weight control, and tolerating heat or cold.

Endocrinologist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center help patients reach a proper hormone balance by monitoring and replacing or blocking hormones. As part of the state's only academic medical center, our specialists stay up-to-date on the latest technological advancements and medical recommendations. UMMC endocrinologists are specially trained to manage patients with enlarged thyroid glands, thyroid nodules, and thyroid cancer, and our multidisciplinary team offers full surgical management of thyroid and parathyroid disorders.

Conditions and services

  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Thyroid panel
  • Thyroid hormone replacement therapy
  • Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of the thyroid as an in-office, outpatient procedure
  • Tumors (nodules and cancer) diagnosis and treatment
  • Hypercalcemia from parathyroid tumors, diagnosis and treatment
  • Surgical referrals