Thyroid / Parathyroid

Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Our advanced treatments offer improved health, appearance and quality of life.

The thyroid is a gland in the neck that plays an important role in regulating metabolism. The adjacent parathyroid glands produce a hormone that stimulates the release of calcium from bones into the bloodstream and controls its absorption and conservation.

An overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) can cause fast heart rate, high blood pressure, weight loss, goiter, bulging eyes and other symptoms. Also, thyroid glands can have nodules or tumors, which requires surgery. With overactive parathyroid glands (hyperparathyroidism), increased blood calcium levels can lead to weakened bones (osteoporosis), kidney stones, abdominal pain, nausea, fatigue, urinary problems or even muscles weakness and confusion.

The capability and compassion you want.

Because of their intensive, up-to-date training, Dr. Clifford Black, Dr. Lei Liu and Dr. Peter Jernigan, MD offer the skill that patients and their physicians demand for thyroid/parathyroid surgery. We also provide a unique level of compassion and dedication, ensuring that your individual needs are understood and met with the highest standard of surgical excellence. With outstanding outcomes as the most important objective, we spend an unexpected amount of time making sure you get the top-quality care and attention you deserve and keeping the other physicians involved in your care informed and up-to-date.

Please visit our Health Education Library to find additional information on surgery as a parathyroid and thyroid treatment.

For informed, skilled surgery of the thyroid or parathyroid glands or to schedule an appointment, call Anniston General Surgery Center, in Anniston, AL, today at (256) 240-9660. To read patient testimonials on these surgeries, please go to the Testimonials section.