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Endocrine Surgery at Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group


In addition to a wide range of testing and treatment options for ENT issues, the ENT Clinic at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is a high-volume center for minimally invasive outpatient thyroid and parathyroid surgery for the following conditions:

  • Thyroid cancer
  • Indeterminate thyroid nodules
  • Benign thyroid nodules or goiters causing compressive symptoms or cosmetic issues
  • Substernal goiters
  • Hyper-functioning thyroid nodules
  • Grave’s disease
  • Primary and tertiary (renal) hyperparathyroidism

Other services include:

  • Rapid intra-operative parathyroid hormone assay
  • In-office ultrasound and 4D parathyroid CT scans
  • In-office ultrasound assessment of thyroid nodules
  • Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA)
  • Alcohol ablation of thyroid cysts

Meet Our Care Team

Seth Kay, MD
Otolaryngology (ENT)
Endocrine Surgery
Dr. Kay received his medical degree from Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center and is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He completed an Endocrine Surgery fellowship at Augusta University Medical Center, accredited through the American Head & Neck Society. His special interests include minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He performs in-office ultrasound, including FNA of thyroid nodules and other neck masses, as well as ultrasound-guided alcohol ablations of thyroid cysts.


To learn more or to schedule an appointment with a specialist, please call Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group today.

Palos Heights
12255 S. 80th Avenue
Suite 204
Palos Heights, IL 60463
Phone: 708.923.4400
TTY: 711
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25 N. Winfield Road
Suite 519
Winfield, IL 60190
Phone: 630.938.6161
TTY: 711
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Meet Our Care Team