What Does the Thyroid Gland do?

The thyroid gland plays a crucial role in regulating metabolism, heart rate, and body temperature. Disorders of the thyroid can significantly impact a person’s health and quality of life. At Surgical Associates, we are dedicated to diagnosing and treating a range of thyroid conditions with precision and care. 

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Thyroid Conditions We Treat

Our providers are experienced in treating a wide range of thyroid conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Goiter: Enlargement of the thyroid gland.
  • Hyperthyroidism: Overproduction of thyroid hormones.
  • Hypothyroidism: Underproduction of thyroid hormones.
  • Thyroid nodules: Lumps in the thyroid gland.
  • Thyroid cancer: Malignant growths of the thyroid gland.

Meet Our Thyroid Surgeons

Dr. Robert T. Brebrick, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Robert T. Brebrick, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Surgeon specializing in thyroid care

Dr. Brebrick is a highly skilled surgeon specializing in thyroid care. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a distinction that speaks to his expertise and commitment to the highest standards of surgical practice. With years of experience, Dr. Brebrick brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to every case, ensuring that patients receive the best possible care.

Dr. Jeremy Olson, M.D.

Dr. Jeremy Olson, M.D.

Thyroid care specialist

Dr. Olson is another key member of our thyroid care team. His approach combines advanced surgical techniques with a deep understanding of thyroid physiology. Dr. Olson’s dedication to staying abreast of the latest advancements in thyroid treatment ensures that patients at Surgical Associates receive care that is not only effective but also based on the most current medical insights.

The Surgical Associates Approach to Thyroid Care

At Surgical Associates, our thyroid care is defined by several key principles:

Comprehensive Evaluation

We start with a thorough assessment to accurately diagnose thyroid conditions. Our evaluations include physical exams, blood tests, and imaging, as necessary.

Personalized Treatment Plans

We recognize that each patient’s thyroid condition is unique. Our treatment plans are tailored to individual needs, whether it involves medication, radioactive iodine therapy, or surgery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

When surgery is needed, our surgeons are skilled in minimally invasive techniques, including laparoscopic thyroidectomy, ensuring smaller incisions, reduced pain, and quicker recovery.

Patient Education and Support

We believe in empowering our patients with knowledge about their condition and treatment options. Our team provides comprehensive information and support throughout the treatment journey.

Why Choose Surgical Associates for Thyroid Care?

Choosing Surgical Associates for thyroid care means entrusting your health to providers who are not only experts in their field but also deeply committed to patient well-being. Drs. Brebrick and Olson represent the pinnacle of thyroid care, and their patient-centered approach ensures you receive the best possible treatment. Their combined expertise, coupled with the latest medical advancements and compassionate care, makes Surgical Associates the ideal choice for those seeking exceptional thyroid care.

  • Expertise and experience: Our providers are renowned for their skills and have successfully treated numerous patients with various thyroid conditions.
  • Cutting-edge techniques: We use the latest surgical techniques and technology to ensure effective, safe, and comfortable treatment experiences.
  • High patient satisfaction: Our team’s dedication to excellence is reflected in our high patient satisfaction scores, underscoring our commitment to quality care.
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Preparing for Your Visit

When preparing for a consultation with our thyroid providers, we recommend gathering your medical records related to your thyroid condition. Being informed about your medical history helps our team provide the most effective care. For more information about our thyroid care services or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robert T. Brebrick or Dr. Jeremy Olson, please contact Surgical Associates. Let us be your partner in managing and treating your thyroid condition, ensuring your return to optimal health.

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In the Words of our Patients…

Very caring…
“He is very caring and listens to every concern.” 

A great surgeon.
“Dr. Brebrick is an amazing doctor. Takes his time and explains things. He is very thorough. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great surgeon.”

Exactly what I want in a doctor.
“Very professional, exactly what I want in a doctor. Explains things very well.”

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