Surgical Removal of the Thyroid Gland

There is a variety of reasons why thyroid surgery is performed.  Those circumstances include: treatment for thyroid cancer, problems related to an enlarged thyroid or goiter, and treatment for hyperthyroidism.  On Wednesday, February 1, get a firsthand look at how surgeons perform a thyroidectomy during a live webcast from Homestead Hospital in Homestead, Florida.

General surgeon, George Tershakovec, M.D., will perform the procedure.  During the webcast, viewers are encouraged to email questions to the operating room.  You may send in questions anytime leading up to the webcast by clicking the Ask a Question button on the right column of this webpage.

Homestead Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare organization in the region. In addition to Homestead Hospital, Baptist Health includes Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Mariners Hospital, Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Baptist Outpatient Services. Baptist Health Foundation, the organization’s fundraising arm, supports services at all hospitals and facilities affiliated with Baptist Health. 

Participants

Featuring:

George Tershakovec

George Tershakovec, MD, FACS

President - Homestead Hospital Medical Staff