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Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Biopsies

Gainesville's top endocrinologists work together to diagnose and treat thyroid disorders with pinpoint accuracy using the latest ultrasound technology

Dealing with thyroid cancer can put your life on hold. It may start as only a small discomfort or inconvenience, but if gone untreated, the cancer can cause permanent and lasting pain and overall diminishing in your quality of life.

Some of the symptoms of cancer in the thyroid include:

•  Lump or swelling in neck that causes pain

•  Difficulty swallowing

•  Trouble breathing or constant wheezing

•  Hoarse voice

•  Frequent coughing

•  Sore throat

For patients suffering from these side effects and others, the safest and least invasive way to get one step closer to treatment and relief is by having an ultrasound guided FNA biopsy.

Relief from thyroid cancer begins with diagnosis. Schedule an ultrasound guided FNA biopsy to discover the best treatment options for you.

Call (352) 372-9414 today.

The Procedure

Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy is a diagnostic procedure used to evaluate thyroid nodules and lymph nodes in the neck to check for lumps, masses, or other signs of thyroid cancer. An FNA biopsy is safer and less invasive than open surgical biopsies, which is why it is a common technique doctors use to investigate and diagnose thyroid diseases and disorders.

First, a small needle is inserted just under the skin - guided by ultrasound imaging, it extracts a sampling of cells from the target nodule. These cells are then evaluated for cancerous tissue.

The needle used in an FNA biopsy is much thinner than the ones used to draw blood, so anesthesia is typically not needed, which means there is very little down time. Also, there are no special preparations (no fasting) or restrictions following the procedure, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately following the biopsy.

Receiving FNA Diagnosing from Accent Endocrinology

At Accent Endocrinology, we understand that the faster and more accurate diagnosing takes place, the quicker the problem can be treated and you can get back to your life. This is where ultrasound technology comes into play.

Our experienced endocrinologists can pinpoint the exact area where the problem is coming from and retrieve the cells for a close scrutiny. No downtime, no surgery.

And after you receive an FNA biopsy, the cells can then be studied and diagnosed right at our Gainesville Thyroid Center by a team of specialized doctors. The results are typically available within a week of the biopsy, and you, along with an Accent endocrinologist, can begin planning treatment strategies right away.

Schedule an appointment for an ultrasound guided FNA biopsy today to begin the process of diagnoses, treatment, and recovery from thyroid cancer.

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Gainesville Florida Endocrinologists


Diabetes Doctors and Thyroid Specialists


Find Board Certified Endocrinologists at Accent Endocrinology Services in Gainesville, Florida. Our endocrinologist doctors, thyroid specialists, and diabetologists diagnose and treat hormonal imbalance and diseases of the endocrine system including thyroid diseases, thyroid weight gain, diabetes, osteoperosis, osteomalacia, hypertension, cholesterol/lipid disorders, etc.

Gainesville Thyroid Doctors & Diabetologist

Our medical staff consists of top thyroid doctors and nurses in Florida who are board certified and specilize in endocrinology, metabolism and diabetes. Our thyroid specialists and diabetes doctors will provide you with in-depth evaluations, treatments and management of your endocrine needs. Patients throughout North Central Florida including Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City, and Tallahassee are referred to us for thyroid evaluation, thyroid ultrasound, thyroid nodule biopsy, thyroid cancer treatment and a wide spectrum of endocrine disorders.

Endocrinology Services

Accent's board certified endocrinologists and diabetes doctors specialize in the management of thyroid diseases that include hyperthyroidism (overactive much thyroid hormone), hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid hormone), non-cancerous thyroid disease and thyroid cancer.

Thyroid Ultrasound - A lump or abnormal growth in the thyroid gland is called thyroid nodule. At Accent Endocrinology, we offer thyroid nodule ultrasound, a simple and painless technology, that uses harmless sound wave technology (no radiation exposure) to generate images of the thyroid and surrounding structures. Thyroid nodules and cysts are measured and detailed descriptions of their characteristics are recorded. For thyroid cancer patients, we perform a review of the surrounding lymph nodes to help determine if the cancer has spread to these lymph nodes. Our exams are performed by our thyroid specialists and endocrinologists. This allows immediate evaluation, interpretation, and discussion with the patient incorporating the patient's clinical situation.

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Our team of endocrinologists is ready to help provide better care for your health. Please contact Accent Endocrinology department today to get started.

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