An estimated 25 million Americans suffer from thyroid problems, and half of them have no idea that they do.

How well your thyroid is functioning is integral to every system in your body, and thyroid problems can manifest themselves in a variety of ways. 


Thyroid ailments are most common among middle-aged women but can also affect men and children and create a number of symptoms including fatigue, depression, constipation, weight gain, dry skin, and muscle cramps.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, they may be signs of an underlying thyroid condition. Contact KCH ENT for a thorough examination. The physicians at KCH ENT are specially-trained to recognize common thyroid conditions and can provide the best plan of care to treat the underlying problem.


Our physicians offer comprehensive care and management for a variety of thyroid disorders affecting millions of Americans. Some of those disorders include:

  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive gland)

  • Hypothyroidism (underactive gland)

  • Thyroid enlargement

Both Dr. Helming and Dr. Hetrick are also board-certified surgeons who can also address thyroid goiters, nodules, or other abnormal growths that may require minimally invasive surgery.

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