Thyroid Disorders


Thyroid disorders requiring surgery most commonly involve thyroid cancer. There are four types of thyroid cancer: Papillary, Follicular, Medullary, and Anaplastic. The first two types, papillary and follicular thyroid cancer, are most common, comprising more than 95% of cases of thyroid cancer. Fortunately, these cancer types have a relatively high cure rate if caught early and treated with surgery. The surgery necessary to treat papillary or follicular thyroid cancer usually involves removal of the entire thyroid gland (this is called a “total thyroidectomy”). Sometimes an additional neck lymph node dissection is required. The extent of the cancer usually dictates whether a neck lymph node dissection is needed. Quite often additional post-surgical radioactive iodine treatment is needed if the cancer is widely spread throughout the thyroid and/or neck. Radioactive iodine therapy usually is given a few weeks following surgery, and is ordered and coordinated by the endocrinologist. The cure rate for most forms of thyroid cancer (papillary and follicular) if caught early can be well over 90% if treated promptly with proper treatment (surgery and possible post-operative radioactive iodine therapy). Find helpful information regarding ear neck and throat pain, ear neck and throat specialist, ear nose throat symptoms and more.


Welcome to OC Ear, Nose, Throat, Head & Neck Surgery.

Leading Specialized Head and Neck Surgeons in Irvine and all of Orange County




We provide comprehensive medical and surgical ear, nose, and throat care for adults and children. Our in-office services include balloon sinuplasty to immediately relieve sinusitis, CT scans of the ears and sinuses, as well as allergy testing and immunotherapy. We also offer complete state-of-the-art hearing evaluations and hearing aid fittings. We perform surgeries at Hoag Hospital in Irvine and Newport Beach, Mission Hospital, CHOC Children’s Hospital, and Long Beach Memorial Hospital.

We focus on individualized care and on developing trusting relationships with our patients. We never rush an appointment and we empower our patients with full understandings of each diagnosis. We look forward to meeting you!


Diagnose and treat all medical ear, nose, and throat concerns

Perform all specialized surgical procedures to address medical head, neck, ear, nose, and throat issues

Conduct all diagnostic and advanced hearing test with individualized hearing and fitting


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Orange Coast ENT Head and Neck Surgery
16100 Sand Canyon Avenue, Suite 230 A
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: 949-243-7787
Fax: 949-715-0504

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