Dedicated Thyroid Clinic launched at Narayana Health City

Posted by: at 7/28/2017 03:59:00 am


~ Offers same day assessment with multidisciplinary team approach ~


Bengaluru, July 28, 2017: Today, Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, Narayana Health City, launched a dedicated thyroid clinic with a team of professionals from Head & Neck department and associated specialties with trained nurses and paramedical staff. The clinic will comprise of a multidisciplinary panel of doctors including, Head & Neck Onco Surgeons, Endocrinologist, Radiologist, Pathologist and Nuclear Physician who will be involved in ‘same day assessment’ for Thyroid Cancer, which is one of the unique features of the clinic. Some of the tests as part of the assessment would include Endocrinology clinical examination with Consultation, a Thyroid function test (Blood test) and USG. The services can be availed through appointments by dialing 186-02080208.

Thyroid disorders are one of the conditions that is treatable and yet ignored by many. While hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism does not increase the risk of thyroid cancer, factors like pre-existing thyroid diseases such as goitre or inflammation can lead to thyroid cancer.

Emphasizing on the need of an exclusive clinic, Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose, Head of Surgical – Oncology and Senior Consultant, Head & Neck Onco-surgeon, Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, Narayana Health City,  said, “Bangalore is one of the metropolitan cities where thyroid disorders especially thyroid cancer is growing. In fact, among the head and neck cancer, thyroid is the leading site of cancer among women in the city. According to the PBCRs (Population Based Cancer Registry Report) thyroid cancer accounts for 4.0% and is higher than mouth cancer. This considerable rise calls for a dedicated diagnostic and treatment facility. This clinic launch is our first step towards providing the comprehensive care needed to treat thyroid disorders.”



Thyroid is one of the endocrine glands that produce hormones in the body. It controls many of the metabolic activities in the body. According to the International journal of current microbiology and applied sciences around 300 million people in the world suffer from thyroid disorders and among them about 42 million people are from India.


About Narayana Health City, Bengaluru:

NH Health City is located in Bommasandra, Bengaluru, which comprises of Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences (NICS), a superspecialty hospital for cardiology and cardiac surgery, and Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center (MSMC), a multispecialty hospital for cancer care, neurology and neurosurgery, nephrology, urology, and  houses what we believe, is one of India's largest bone marrow transplant units. NH Health City operates a stem cell bank.



About Narayana Health:


With all super-speciality tertiary care facilities that the medical world offers, Narayana Health is a one-stop healthcare destination for all. Founded by Dr. Devi Shetty and headquartered in Bengaluru, Narayana Health group is the second largest health care provider in the country in terms of operational bed count. The first facility was established with approximately 225 operational beds in year 2000 at NH Health City in Bengaluru.  The Company today operates a chain of multispecialty tertiary and primary healthcare facilities across a network of 24 hospitals and 7 heart centres in India and single hospital overseas at Cayman Islands with over 5,900 operational beds across all its centres and potential to reach a capacity of over 7,100 beds (For details, visit www.narayanahealth.org)                                                                                          



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