The Thyroid & Endocrine Center of South Texas is the only thyroid-dedicated endocrinology specialty in South Texas. The center specializes in thyroid disorders, nodules, cancer of the thyroid, pregnancy-related thyroid disorders, autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Graves disease-causing hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism respectfully. Dr. Hands offers endocrine neck studies for endocrinologists and other physicians interested in high-quality thyroid studies, which she performs personally.
In addition, evaluation of thyroid nodules, cysts, parathyroid tumors and thyroid goiters is performed same day as consult in office. Thyroid ultrasound, ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (biopsy) of thyroid nodules, percutaneous ethanol injections (PEI) to dissolve cysts, cytopathology review and lab studies are provided on site. When indicated, radioactive iodine treatments are provided by expert nuclear medicine specialist under strict dosing supervision of Dr. Hands to comply with current standards and safety and American Thyroid Association guidelines.