The Interventional Endocrinology Program at Columbia

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If you have benign thyroid nodules causing you symptoms, a small thyroid cancer, or thyroid cancer that’s returned after treatment, traditional surgery may not be the only option for your care. Interventional endocrinology uses advanced ultrasound guidance and targeted strategies to treat these conditions without surgery. The Interventional Endocrinology Program at the Columbia Thyroid Center offers the latest minimally invasive procedures to treat a range of endocrine diseases in an outpatient setting.

To learn more about minimally invasive treatment options for endocrine diseases and conditions, call (212) 305-0444 or request an appointment online.

Who We Treat

Interventional endocrinology uses minimally invasive, percutaneous (through the skin) procedures to treat a range of endocrine diseases without traditional surgery.

What Is Interventional Endocrinology?

These treatments use advanced ultrasound guidance to treat conditions like thyroid cancer and cysts with a high level of precision, reducing damage to surrounding healthy tissue.

These procedures can be performed during an office visit using local anesthesia. This means less downtime and faster recoveries.

Conditions We Care For

Interventional endocrinology can be an effective treatment option for:

  • Patients with symptomatic benign nodules
  • Patients with small thyroid cancers
  • Patients with recurrent thyroid disease
  • Patients with scarring from previous surgeries
  • Patients who cannot have surgery due to existing health issues
  • Patients with compressive symptoms from benign cysts

Our team can help assess your condition and determine if interventional treatment is right for you.

Treatments We Offer

Our minimally invasive procedures offer safe and effective options for treatment, including:

  • Ultrasound-guided Ethanol Ablation
  • Ultrasound-guided Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Ultrasound-guided Microwave Ablation (MWA)

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Program Highlights

World-Class Care

The Interventional Endocrinology program is part of the Columbia Thyroid Center, an established international leader in treating endocrine conditions like thyroid cancer. As part of a high-volume treatment center, our surgeons have the experience you can rely on.

Pioneers in Minimally Invasive Techniques

Interventional endocrinology requires advanced training in the latest techniques and technologies. Our specialists have unparalleled expertise in subspecialties like clinical thyroidology and ultrasonography, and have helped develop and refine these cutting-edge strategies.

A Multidisciplinary Team of Experts

Treating endocrine conditions requires input from a number of specialists, including endocrinologists, imaging experts, and endocrine surgeons. Our multidisciplinary team can assess your condition to determine if you are a candidate for interventional treatment.

The Latest Research

As part of Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC), our team leverages the resources of a major academic facility and a leading cancer center to ensure you get the best care possible. We’re active in research and clinical trials exploring ways to identify who will benefit the most from interventional procedures and to make these treatments even more effective.

Our Team

Endocrine Surgeons

Endocrine Surgeons specialize in operating on glands like the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal. Our Endocrine Surgeons have advanced training in interventional procedures.

Jennifer Hong Kuo, MD

Dr. Jennifer H. Kuo, MD MS FACS ECNU
Director, Interventional Endocrinology Program

Catherine McManus, MD

Dr. Catherine M. McManus MD MS FACS
Surgical Director, Thyroid Biopsy Program
Chief, Endocrine Surgery Stamford Hospital

Our Locations

We see patients at multiple locations for your convenience. Our providers are also available for virtual visits in the comfort of your own home.

CUIMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion

161 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 829
New York, NY 10032
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ColumbiaDoctors – Tarrytown

155 White Plains Road
Suite W100
Tarrytown, NY 10591
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NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester

55 Palmer Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
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Make an Appointment

If you have thyroid disease and would like to explore interventional endocrinology options, we can help. We accept a number of insurance plans, and our team can help confirm your coverage. Call (212) 305-0444 or request an appointment online.


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