I’m a diplomate of Internal Medicine and Nuclear Medicine. My specialty is in Diabetes and Thyroid. I do radioactive ablation of Thyroid cancer and Hyperthyroidism/Graves’ and Nodular Toxic Goiter.
I specializes in management of diabetes, thyroid disorders, thyroid cancer, osteoporosis, pituitary, adrenals, and other hormonal disorders. I also perform ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy of thyroid.
We use radioisotopes to diagnose and treat certain diseases particularly thyroid diseases (hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer). Specialty: Nuclear Medicine Local Board Accreditation: DPSNM Clinic Address & Schedule: Aquinas University Hospital Section of Nuclear Medicine F. Aquende Dr, Legaspi City, Albay 4500 Philippines Schedule: Thu: 1:00PM – 3:00PM Fri: 1:00PM – 3:00PM Social Network: LinkedIn
A thyroid tumor can be classified whether it is benign or malignant. Thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine cancer. The management of these cancers involves surgery to remove the tumor with or without radioactive iodine to ablate remaining cancerous cells followed by medical therapy that usually consists of thyroid hormone replacement. Types of Thyroid Cancer 95% of thyroid cancers belong to the well-differentiated type, the rest are medullary and anaplastic cancers. Well differentiated thyroid cancers can be further subdivided into Papillary thyroid cancer and Follicular thyroid cancer. The most common type of thyroid cancer is Papillary Thyroid Cancer. Papillary » » » [Read more]
The thyroid gland is an endocrine gland located in the neck in front of the windpipe. The normal size is about 12-20grams with an abundant blood supply. The thyroid gland produces two hormones, thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) which is consistently regulated by negative feedback to the brain specifically by thyroid stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary and thyrotropin-releasing hormone from the hypothalamus. Excess or deficiency of these hormones is the underlying problem in thyroid diseases. Iodine is a critical component in the production of thyroid hormones by the body. The thyroid gland obtains iodine from the blood. The blood » » » [Read more]