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Pavilion North
6535 N. Charles St.
Suite 400
Towson, MD 21204
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Thyroid Center at GBMC

To schedule an appointment call:
443-THYROID (849-7643) or
Head and Neck Surgery at 443-849-8940 or
Bay West Endocrinology at 410-828-7417 or
Ear, Nose & Throat Associates 410-821-5151


Diagnosing and treating a full range of thyroid disorders

The Thyroid Center at GBMC diagnoses and treats a full range of thyroid disorders from hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism to benign nodules and thyroid cancer. The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is part of the endocrine system. Located toward the base of the neck, the thyroid gland is responsible for regulating metabolism. Thyroid disorders are quite prevalent, and though millions are known to have these disorders, many also go undiagnosed. The disorders are often the culprit of common medical problems such as unexplained weight loss, obesity, swelling in the neck, changes in heart rate, depression/mood changes, fatigue and more. Predominantly found in women, thyroid disorders can cause disruptions in the menstrual cycle and impact fertility. GBMC’s Thyroid Center treats more thyroid patients than any other Maryland community hospital.

Our Team

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Ray G Blanco, MD, FACS
Ray G. Blanco, MD, FACS
Medical Director - Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head & Neck Center, Head and Neck Surgery
Head & Neck Surgery
Surgery
Ray G Blanco, MD, FACS
Ray G. Blanco, MD, FACS
Medical Director - Milton J. Dance, Jr. Head & Neck Center, Head and Neck Surgery
Head & Neck Surgery
Surgery
Brian A Kaplan, MD
Brian A. Kaplan, MD
Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology
Brian A Kaplan, MD
Brian A. Kaplan, MD
Chairman, Department of Otolaryngology
Otolaryngology
Joel A Turner, MD
Joel A. Turner, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery
Endocrine Surgery & General Surgery
Joel A Turner, MD
Joel A. Turner, MD
Chair, Department of Surgery
Endocrine Surgery & General Surgery
Dario R Kunar, MD
Dario R. Kunar, MD
Otolaryngology
Dario R Kunar, MD
Dario R. Kunar, MD
Otolaryngology
Farzad A Masroor, MD
Farzad A. Masroor, MD
Head & Neck Surgery
Farzad A Masroor, MD
Farzad A. Masroor, MD
Head & Neck Surgery

Our Services

The Thyroid Center at GBMC treats all types of thyroid disorders including:
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Noncancerous thyroid tumors/toxic adenomas
  • Nodular or multinodular thyroid disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Subacute thyroiditis
  • Pituitary gland malfunctions or cancerous growths in the thyroid gland
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Graves’ disease
  • Adrenal disease
  • Hyperparathyroidism
We offer a variety of services to focusing on a patient-centered approach, including:
  • Medical management of thyroid disorders
  • Evaluation and treatment of parathyroid disease
  • Radiologic imaging and ultrasound
  • Ultrasound — guided fine needle aspiration
  • Expert pathologic evaluation
  • Surgical expert evaluation and treatment for thyroid cancer
Ask a Thyroid Expert With Dr. Kaplan

Ask a Thyroid Expert With Dr. Kaplan

This 11 episode video series discusses the most common questions associated with thyroid conditions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are symptoms of a thyroid disorder?
The most common symptoms of a thyroid condition include:
  • Weight changes
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • High cholesterol
  • Bowel problems
  • Menstrual irregularities and fertility problems
  • Swelling of the neck

  • How are thyroid disorders treated?
    Treatment of thyroid conditions depends on the patient’s type of disorder. In some cases, treatment involves regulating thyroid hormones. Other cases may require surgery or cancer treatments. Benign conditions may only require watchful waiting (or, in other words, no treatment is yet necessary, but you and your physician should continue monitoring it in case anything changes). Your endocrinologist will determine the most effective treatment plan for you.

    My primary care physician thinks I might have a thyroid condition. What now?
    Schedule a consultation with an endocrinologist. During your first appointment, you can expect to receive a physical examination and most likely be sent for blood work and possibly radiologic imaging, such as an ultrasound, to confirm your diagnosis. After pathologic evaluation, your endocrinologist will then create a treatment plan that could consist of medication, watchful waiting or referral for additional services, such as surgery, depending on your diagnosis.

    How do I schedule an appointment with the Thyroid Center at GBMC?
    Call 443-THYROID (443-849-7643).

    Where is the Thyroid Center located?
    The Thyroid Center at GBMC is located in Physicians Pavilion North on GBMC’s main campus in the Bay West Endocrinology Associates practice: 6535 North Charles Street, Suite 400.
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