For 10 years, Maria lived with the fear that the nodule on her thyroid
gland could possibly be cancerous. Although her physicians were monitoring
the nodule, Maria was concerned that, like her parents, she too may 1
day receive a cancer diagnosis.
Upon relocating to the Northshore, Maria had to find a new physician to
monitor her thyroid condition. She spoke to friends, who highly recommended
Dr. Jacques Peltier of
North Oaks ENT & Allergy. Maria decided to make an appointment to see him.
Dr. Peltier performed a fine needle aspiration biopsy that confirmed the
tumor was benign. He reassured Maria that it could continue to be monitored
annually with ultrasounds. After a couple of years, the nodule started
to grow and show suspicious signs, so Dr. Peltier recommended that it
be surgically removed at
North Oaks Medical Center.
“I was very confident with his decision to remove it,” Maria
asserts. “I had confidence in Dr. Peltier’s course of action
and plan of care. He is a very thorough and knowledgeable doctor, whom
I knew I could trust.”
Dr. Peltier performed a thyroid lobectomy, and removed the left lobe of
her thyroid gland. The lobe was immediately examined by a pathologist,
sent for a biopsy and was found to be non-cancerous.
“As a St. Tammany Parish resident, I would definitely come back to
North Oaks,” Maria affirms. “My overall experience was a good
one, and the care I received was amazing. Thanks to Dr. Peltier and North
Oaks, I am now relieved to be worry free!”