At the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, our approach to treating thyroid and all types of cancer includes a multidisciplinary team of specialists addressing each patient’s individual needs. At our Thyroid Clinic you will have access to both an experienced surgeon and also an endocrinologist.
The thyroid, a small but very important organ, regulates every aspect of your metabolism, from your heart rate to how quickly you burn calories.
Did you know that women are three times more likely to develop thyroid cancer than men? Thyroid cancer most commonly occurs in people over the age of 45.
Some of the possible signs of thyroid cancer include a lump in the neck, hoarseness, trouble swallowing or a cough that continues and is not related to a cold.
Some types of thyroid cancer grow faster than others. Methods of treatment for thyroid cancer usually include surgery and radioactive iodine treatment.
For new patients, please call 501-296-1200. For returning patients, call 501-686-8224.
We will talk with you about your needs and may request further information be sent to us from your other physicians.
Although UAMS does not require a physician referral, some insurance providers require a referral for specialty care. Please check with your insurance provider before requesting an appointment.
What should I bring to the appointment?
For your first appointment, please bring a photo ID and your insurance card along with a list of any medications you’re taking, including over-the-counter medications. You should also bring any medical records you can provide, including slides or test results from other clinics.
For future appointments, please provide updated medical and insurance information.
How do I request a prescription refill or contact a nurse from the clinic?
Call the clinic at 501-686-8224, or you can request prescription refills during your appointment. If you originally filled your prescription at the UAMS Outpatient Pharmacy, you can also refill your prescription online.
Children at the Cancer Institute
Our patients and your children are at high risk for infection. If your child is showing signs of illness, he or she should remain in the lobby or The Gathering Place Café on the first floor with adult supervision.
UAMS Thyroid Center
Dr. Brendan Stack is a head and neck endocrine surgeon at the UAMS Thyroid Center. Providing a patient-focused experience, he specializes in state-of-the-art treatment for conditions of the thyroid and parathyroid.