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Testimonials

If you have thyroid issues that require thyroid removal, you MUST see Dr. Parikh! His innovative approach to this procedure afforded me a very quick recovery time compared to friends that have had the same procedure. Four weeks post-op and my wound looks amazing. His incision size compared to other physician’s is remarkable! The surgery center recovery room staff was wonderful and attentive. Very please with my overall experience at this group!
5/5 | Aug 10, 2016

This review is primarily about Dr. Parikh although I would also highly recommend the ENT center staff. I thing we sometimes overlook that when we choose a doctor we are asking ourselves would I trust this person with my life. I would without reservation trust Dr. Parikh with my life based on my treatment and subsequent surgery for removal of a large tumor and part of my thyroid gland. Dr. Parikh is personable, communicative in every sense of the word and a highly competent practitioner. His approach to my situation was very caring and left me with choices as to my treatment. I cannot say enough superlatives about this physician other than to say he earned my trust in every sense of the word and I would recommend him to anyone needing treatment for ENT or thyroid problems.
Craig S.

Really great experience. He clearly is an expert in the field as I visited two endocrinologists who both recommended him. I even saw my dad’s endocrinologist in North Caroline who had heard of Dr. Parikh. I had a small thyroid cancer that he did a short 45 minute surgery to remove. I am now 1 week out from surgery, the cancer was completely removed and you can barely see my scar. I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Parikh, his office and surgery center.
-Emma W.

Dr. Shatul Parikh is an excellent surgeon – doesn’t waste any time. Perfect surgery with minimal scarring. He was very polite, professional and everything he said was correct. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
– Judy G.

I don’t know about other doctors here but I was helped by Dr. Shatul and I am writing this review based on my experience with him. I have consulted with a few other doctors with other big clinics and big hospitals for allergies but I have to say that he is one of the best I have met. He diagnosed my problem quickly and gave me the medication and suggested the right surgery. Other hospitals were suggesting to me an expensive remedy but Dr. Shatul recommended me the right one. I had my surgery last October (2015) and been good since then. I do not write reviews normally but thought someone else may get benefit out of my review if you are looking for allergy remedies and nasal surgery for deviated septum.
– Prem Kumar sb

I was referred to Dr. Parikh by my Endocronoglist, Dr. Isaacs. I was very pleased with the referral. He is very personable and is very knowledgeable about thyroidectomy and thyroid disorders which I struggled with quite some time before getting someone to actually pay attention. The surgery was outpatient and the incision very small. I am still in recovery but pleased overall. I would definitely recommend this doctor for your thyroid needs. He also did a septoplasty at the same time. Got it all done at once in an outpatient setting. Great staff as well!
– Cathy A.

Dr. Parikh is by far the absolute best, most thorough and patient doctor I’ve ever had. I had thyroid cancer and searched for a very great surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive thyroid surgery. Dr. Parikh has mastered the technique and so much more than that he is so well versed in all things thyroid related. There was not one question I had that couldn’t be answered and his entire staff is especially nice. Not to mention the ease and simplicity in scheduling and getting an appointment. He is very well known in the endocrinology/ENT physician network and he truly is second to none. I will never seek any sort of ENT treatment from any other doctor. Dr. Parikh is simply the best.
– Ashlee C.

I was diagnosed with a low functioning thyroid at a very young age. I fought having surgery for as long as I could but the truth is this disease was negatively affecting my quality of life and I NEEDED to have it done ASAP! I couldn’t be more pleased with Dr. Parikh and his staff. They understood the urgency of my situation and after my initial consultation with the doctor I was scheduled for surgery the very next week. Now that its all behind me I know I made the right choice in surgeons. My only regret is not getting it done sooner!
– Sofia M. – Ellicott City, MD

I had an ugly goiter the size of a lemon protruding from my neck. Doctors from my home country couldn’t tell me what to do and surgery would have been risky. I was blessed to find Dr. Parikh on an internet search and made contact with him by e-mail. It worked out that I had some family friends living in Atlanta so I began to make travel arrangements right away. My goiter is now gone and I am feeling much better thanks to this surgery!
– Vivek K. – Alipurduar, West Bengal, India

I have a family history of thyroid cancer and was very scared when my biopsy showed cancerous cells. Dr. Parikh recommended removing my thyroid gland right away and I didn’t hesitate. It has been 2 years since my surgery and I am cancer free!
– Manuel G. – San Antonio, TX

When I found out I needed to have surgery to remove a goiter from my neck my biggest concern was scarring. I’d seen pictures on the internet of patients with scars that were several inches long after thyroid surgery. My scar is less than an inch in length and barely visible. Dr. Parikh is indeed a very skilled surgeon and I would recommend him to anybody who needs this done.
– Danielle A. – Montreal, Quebec

I’ve been suffering from hypothyroidism for the last 3 years. I ran the gamut of symptoms to the extreme degree. Weight gain, hair loss, depression and muscle aches – to name a few! My endocrinologist sent me to Dr. Parikh and I’m so glad she did. I am down two dress sizes since having my thyroid removed and I no longer need to take medication for depression.
– Michelle C. – Akron, OH

I was having difficulty swallowing and always felt like food was getting stuck in my throat. Dr. Parikh used ultrasound to identify a goiter on my thyroid gland that was so big it was blocking my throat when I swallow. I’ve had a difficult time with anesthesia in the past and the doctor and nurses at the surgery center were very sensitive to this. I was very satisfied with my experience and felt that I was well cared for. Rakesh S. – Orlando, FL
I knew I needed my thyroid removed for years. But as a professional opera singer I couldn’t afford to risk a vocal cord injury during surgery on my throat that could cost me my livelihood. Dr. Parikh helped me understand the risks versus benefits and I felt confident trusting him to operate on me. My voice returned to normal about 2 weeks after the surgery and my career has not been affected. In fact, I feel SO much better!
– Liz B. – Minneapolis, MN

Thyroid disease runs in my family so I was not surprised that the doctors recommended removing mine. Dr. Parikh and his staff were very professional. Because of my work schedule I had to cancel and reschedule my surgery and was pleased with the flexibility of dates and times. I felt that they really went the extra mile to accommodate my needs and travel schedule.
– Pete L. – Albuquerque, NM

In May of this year I felt a lump in my throat and immediately got it checked out with Dr. Parikh at NW. I was told that even though my thyroid was healthy, it was growing a very large nodule that would have to be removed. My surgery was scheduled in June, about a month after I discovered the lump, so the process seemed to be very swift. The day of surgery was not at all stressful, and I felt well cared for and comfortable throughout the whole experience. Even afterwards at my post-op appointment, Dr. Parikh answered all my questions and explained the steps that would need to be taken to ensure my continued thyroid health.
– Jennifer S. – Athens, GA

My primary doctor has been keeping an eye on a goiter on my right thyroid for years but in the last 6 months it had doubled in size. I didn’t want to be on thyroid medication for the rest of my life and Dr. Parikh, thankfully, told me I wouldn’t have to. He removed only the affected side of the thyroid and left the remaining healthy portion of the gland alone. So far, my thyroid bloodwork has been consistently normal, even without the right side of the gland.
– Mohammed J. – Charlotte, NC

The Northwest ENT surgery center was superb. The facility was beautiful, clean, friendly staff, and Dr. Parikh was great. He came out and spoke with my wife as soon as the procedure was done and really put her mind at ease. Any surgery has its risks, of course, but I felt very comfortable having my thyroid surgery here.
– Milton Y. – Sioux Falls, SD

I needed my thyroid removed, but my insurance was going to renew on the first of the month and I had already met my deductible for the year. Northwest ENT sped up the process, crunched some numbers, and I was able to have surgery 10 days from the date of my original diagnosis. I was covered by my insurance at 100%.
– Gary T. – Chattanooga, TN

When I received the diagnosis of thyroid cancer I was absolutely distraught. I didn’t know what to do. Dr. Parikh helped calm my fears when he told me that thyroid cancer has an excellent cure rate and was the “best” cancer to have. Still, just the word “cancer” is scary and I wanted my thyroid gland removed right away. Dr. Parikh and the staff were great, very knowledgeable and willing to answer any and all questions I had. Then Dr. Parikh personally referred me to a well renowned radiation oncologist in my area to continue my treatment. Dr. Parikh very well may have saved my life!
– Divya P. – Auburn, AL

I felt very well taken care of by Dr. Parikh and the office staff from beginning to end of the whole process. When I called to make an appointment, they got me in the very same day. Very professional phone staff, and almost unheard of for a specialist to offer same-day appointments! He identified a large thyroid nodule by ultrasound on that first visit, and scheduled me for surgery the following week.
– Mark W. – Powder Springs, GA

My mom had a big thyroid goiter that she wanted to have removed. I was really impressed by Dr. Parikh and Northwest ENT. My mother speaks very little English but at every visit, and on the day of surgery, a Spanish translator was present to help my mom understand what was happening for each step along the way. I am so grateful that they took that extra step to make her feel comfortable at such a difficult time. She is doing much better now, and is feeling good!
– Graciela V. – San Juan, PR

I was referred to Dr. Parikh by a friend who had seen him in the past. I thought he had great bedside manner and really took the time to educate me about thyroid disease. The surgery went smoothly, and I barely even needed to take the pain meds that were prescribed. I was back at work the following Monday. I would recommend Dr. Parikh and Northwest ENT to my friends and family too.
– Stephanie H.- Richmond, VA

I generally don’t like doctors, period. But Dr. Parikh is an exception to this rule. His upbeat attitude and high-energy approach to medicine was refreshing. You could tell he likes what he does and is good at it. I barely have a scar after my thyroidectomy, which was my biggest concern.
– Barry K. – Louisville, KY

I knew I had a thyroid goiter, but I’ve been putting off having it removed for years. Then I noticed it was getting bigger and I was constantly clearing my throat because of it. I spent some time doing research on the internet and that’s how I found Dr. Parikh and Northwest Thyroid Center. I chose him because of the high volume of cases like mine that he sees. I felt confident that I was in the most capable of surgeon’s hands and was willing to travel to have the best of the best quality care.
– Mary L. – Andersonville, SC

I’ve never had surgery before of any kind, so I had no idea what to expect when I was told I ought to have my thyroid removed because of multiple large nodules. I have to say that I was pretty satisfied with the whole process. The day of my surgery, everything went off without a hitch. For such an intimidating process to go so smoothly was very impressive. The quality of care I received at the surgery center by staff and by my surgeon Dr. Parikh was excellent.
– Karin A. – Lafayette, LA

I had a lot of pain and swelling after my thyroidectomy and a difficult time recovering from the anesthesia. The nurses at the surgery center were very caring and sweet. They did everything they could to make me feel better. Once I was released and went back to the hotel, Dr. Parikh personally called to check on me that evening. Everything and everyone were very professional and I felt truly cared for.
– Satiya G. – Millbourne, PA

I am so grateful to have had my thyroid surgery done by Dr. Parikh. I was so nervous about the situation, but Dr. Parikh and his staff made me feel at ease. I would definitely recommend anyone needing thyroid surgery to go and see Dr. Parikh.
– Diana H. – Columbus, OH

I spent weeks going from specialist to specialist and no one seemed to know what to do about my thyroid situation. My options were so few so I took matters into my own hands and started doing my own research. I came across Dr. Parikh when I Google Thyroid. I decided to give his office a call and I am so glad that I did. I simply spoke with Dr. Parikh’s surgery coordinator who by the way was simply amazing. I was instructed to email my records for Dr. Parikh’s review, and to my surprise Dr. Parikh called and spoke with me himself. I truly felt like I had finally been able to get some help and answers. I was able to schedule my visit with Dr. Parikh and have my thyroidectomy the next day. I can honestly say that I feel so much better and I owe all the thanks to Dr. Parikh and his team.
– Brenda O. – Memphis, TN

I had the left side of my thyroid removed years ago with another doctor. So I was extremely disappointed to learn that I now needed the other side removed as well! However, I am quite amazed by the advancement in medical technology since my last procedure was done in the 80’s. I wish this type of minimally invasive surgery had been available to me then. And I’m glad I did my own research and found Dr. Parikh on the internet instead of going with a local general surgeon like I did last time (and as my primary care doctor suggested)! I guess you learn from your mistakes…
– Neil M. – Boca Raton, FL

I was diagnosed with a low functioning thyroid at a very young age. I fought having surgery for as long as I could but the truth is this disease was negatively affecting my quality of life and I NEEDED to have it done ASAP! I couldn’t be more pleased with Dr. Parikh and his staff. They understood the urgency of my situation and after my initial consultation with the doctor I was scheduled for surgery the very next week. Now that its all behind me I know I made the right choice in surgeons. My only regret is not getting it done sooner!
– Sofia M. – Ellicott City, MD

I had an ugly goiter the size of a lemon protruding from my neck. Doctors from my home country couldn’t tell me what to do and surgery would have been risky. I was blessed to find Dr. Parikh on an internet search and made contact with him by e-mail. It worked out that I had some family friends living in Atlanta so I began to make travel arrangements right away. My goiter is now gone and I am feeling much better thanks to this surgery!
– Vivek K. – Alipurduar, West Bengal, India

I have a family history of thyroid cancer and was very scared when my biopsy showed cancerous cells. Dr. Parikh recommended removing my thyroid gland right away and I didn’t hesitate. It has been 2 years since my surgery and I am cancer free!
– Manuel G. – San Antonio, TX

When I found out I needed to have surgery to remove a goiter from my neck my biggest concern was scarring. I’d seen pictures on the internet of patients with scars that were several inches long after thyroid surgery. My scar is less than an inch in length and barely visible. Dr. Parikh is indeed a very skilled surgeon and I would recommend him to anybody who needs this done.
– Danielle A. – Montreal, Quebec

I’ve been suffering from hypothyroidism for the last 3 years. I ran the gamut of symptoms to the extreme degree. Weight gain, hair loss, depression and muscle aches – to name a few! My endocrinologist sent me to Dr. Parikh and I’m so glad she did. I am down two dress sizes since having my thyroid removed and I no longer need to take medication for depression.
– Michelle C. – Akron, OH

I was having difficulty swallowing and always felt like food was getting stuck in my throat. Dr. Parikh used ultrasound to identify a goiter on my thyroid gland that was so big it was blocking my throat when I swallow. I’ve had a difficult time with anesthesia in the past and the doctor and nurses at the surgery center were very sensitive to this. I was very satisfied with my experience and felt that I was well cared for.
– Rakesh S. – Orlando, FL

I knew I needed my thyroid removed for years. But as a professional opera singer I couldn’t afford to risk a vocal cord injury during surgery on my throat that could cost me my livelihood. Dr. Parikh helped me understand the risks versus benefits and I felt confident trusting him to operate on me. My voice returned to normal about 2 weeks after the surgery and my career has not been affected. In fact, I feel SO much better!
– Liz B. – Minneapolis, MN

Thyroid disease runs in my family so I was not surprised that the doctors recommended removing mine. Dr. Parikh and his staff were very professional. Because of my work schedule I had to cancel and reschedule my surgery and was pleased with the flexibility of dates and times. I felt that they really went the extra mile to accommodate my needs and travel schedule.
– Pete L. – Albuquerque, NM

In May of this year I felt a lump in my throat and immediately got it checked out with Dr. Parikh at NW. I was told that even though my thyroid was healthy, it was growing a very large nodule that would have to be removed. My surgery was scheduled in June, about a month after I discovered the lump, so the process seemed to be very swift. The day of surgery was not at all stressful, and I felt well cared for and comfortable throughout the whole experience. Even afterwards at my post-op appointment, Dr. Parikh answered all my questions and explained the steps that would need to be taken to ensure my continued thyroid health.
– Jennifer S. – Athens, GA

My primary doctor has been keeping an eye on a goiter on my right thyroid for years but in the last 6 months it had doubled in size. I didn’t want to be on thyroid medication for the rest of my life and Dr. Parikh, thankfully, told me I wouldn’t have to. He removed only the affected side of the thyroid and left the remaining healthy portion of the gland alone. So far, my thyroid bloodwork has been consistently normal, even without the right side of the gland.
– Mohammed J. – Charlotte, NC

The Northwest ENT surgery center was superb. The facility was beautiful, clean, friendly staff, and Dr. Parikh was great. He came out and spoke with my wife as soon as the procedure was done and really put her mind at ease. Any surgery has its risks, of course, but I felt very comfortable having my thyroid surgery here.
– Milton Y. – Sioux Falls, SD

I needed my thyroid removed, but my insurance was going to renew on the first of the month and I had already met my deductible for the year. Northwest ENT sped up the process, crunched some numbers, and I was able to have surgery 10 days from the date of my original diagnosis. I was covered by my insurance at 100%.
– Gary T. – Chattanooga, TN

When I received the diagnosis of thyroid cancer I was absolutely distraught. I didn’t know what to do. Dr. Parikh helped calm my fears when he told me that thyroid cancer has an excellent cure rate and was the “best” cancer to have. Still, just the word “cancer” is scary and I wanted my thyroid gland removed right away. Dr. Parikh and the staff were great, very knowledgeable and willing to answer any and all questions I had. Then Dr. Parikh personally referred me to a well renowned radiation oncologist in my area to continue my treatment. Dr. Parikh very well may have saved my life!
– Divya P. – Auburn, AL

I felt very well taken care of by Dr. Parikh and the office staff from beginning to end of the whole process. When I called to make an appointment, they got me in the very same day. Very professional phone staff, and almost unheard of for a specialist to offer same-day appointments! He identified a large thyroid nodule by ultrasound on that first visit, and scheduled me for surgery the following week.
– Mark W. – Powder Springs, GA

My mom had a big thyroid goiter that she wanted to have removed. I was really impressed by Dr. Parikh and Northwest ENT. My mother speaks very little English but at every visit, and on the day of surgery, a Spanish translator was present to help my mom understand what was happening for each step along the way. I am so grateful that they took that extra step to make her feel comfortable at such a difficult time. She is doing much better now, and is feeling good!
– Graciela V. – San Juan, PR

I was referred to Dr. Parikh by a friend who had seen him in the past. I thought he had great bedside manner and really took the time to educate me about thyroid disease. The surgery went smoothly, and I barely even needed to take the pain meds that were prescribed. I was back at work the following Monday. I would recommend Dr. Parikh and Northwest ENT to my friends and family too.
– Stephanie H.- Richmond, VA

I generally don’t like doctors, period. But Dr. Parikh is an exception to this rule. His upbeat attitude and high-energy approach to medicine was refreshing. You could tell he likes what he does and is good at it. I barely have a scar after my thyroidectomy, which was my biggest concern.
– Barry K. – Louisville, KY

I knew I had a thyroid goiter, but I’ve been putting off having it removed for years. Then I noticed it was getting bigger and I was constantly clearing my throat because of it. I spent some time doing research on the internet and that’s how I found Dr. Parikh and Northwest Thyroid Center. I chose him because of the high volume of cases like mine that he sees. I felt confident that I was in the most capable of surgeon’s hands and was willing to travel to have the best of the best quality care.
– Mary L. – Andersonville, SC

I’ve never had surgery before of any kind, so I had no idea what to expect when I was told I ought to have my thyroid removed because of multiple large nodules. I have to say that I was pretty satisfied with the whole process. The day of my surgery, everything went off without a hitch. For such an intimidating process to go so smoothly was very impressive. The quality of care I received at the surgery center by staff and by my surgeon Dr. Parikh was excellent.
– Karin A. – Lafayette, LA

I had a lot of pain and swelling after my thyroidectomy and a difficult time recovering from the anesthesia. The nurses at the surgery center were very caring and sweet. They did everything they could to make me feel better. Once I was released and went back to the hotel, Dr. Parikh personally called to check on me that evening. Everything and everyone were very professional and I felt truly cared for.
– Satiya G. – Millbourne, PA

I am so grateful to have had my thyroid surgery done by Dr. Parikh. I was so nervous about the situation, but Dr. Parikh and his staff made me feel at ease. I would definitely recommend anyone needing thyroid surgery to go and see Dr. Parikh.
– Diana H. – Columbus, OH

I spent weeks going from specialist to specialist and no one seemed to know what to do about my thyroid situation. My options were so few so I took matters into my own hands and started doing my own research. I came across Dr. Parikh when I Google Thyroid. I decided to give his office a call and I am so glad that I did. I simply spoke with Dr. Parikh’s surgery coordinator who by the way was simply amazing. I was instructed to email my records for Dr. Parikh’s review, and to my surprise Dr. Parikh called and spoke with me himself. I truly felt like I had finally been able to get some help and answers. I was able to schedule my visit with Dr. Parikh and have my thyroidectomy the next day. I can honestly say that I feel so much better and I owe all the thanks to Dr. Parikh and his team.
– Brenda O. – Memphis, TN

I had the left side of my thyroid removed years ago with another doctor. So I was extremely disappointed to learn that I now needed the other side removed as well! However, I am quite amazed by the advancement in medical technology since my last procedure was done in the 80’s. I wish this type of minimally invasive surgery had been available to me then. And I’m glad I did my own research and found Dr. Parikh on the internet instead of going with a local general surgeon like I did last time (and as my primary care doctor suggested)! I guess you learn from your mistakes…
– Neil M. – Boca Raton, FL

The staff at both NW ENT and the surgery center in Woodstock were very helpful, patient and caring towards me. I could not have asked for a better experience overall.
– Nikisha S. – Columbus, GA

After my first pregnancy, I never got back to feeling “normal.” After having blood work done at my general practitioner’s office I learned that my thyroid wasn’t functioning properly and was referred to Dr. Parikh. My surgery only took a few minutes in the operating room and I didn’t have to stay in the hospital overnight; which meant I didn’t have to spend a night away from my baby. Now I have the energy I needed to be a better mom to my little girl!
– Joy N. – Gulf Shores, MS

My fatigue and depression was so severe that it was affecting my job. My manager even suggested I take some time off. I went to my doctor and he discovered that I had hypothyroidism. He wasn’t convinced I needed surgery yet. He wanted to put me on meds and “wait and see,” but I couldn’t afford to lose my job over this. So I did some research on my own and found Dr. Parikh’s website. I faxed my medical records over right away and Dr. Parikh called me that same day for a free phone consultation. Two weeks later I was on a plane to Atlanta. The surgery went well and I came home feeling much better. The surgery coordinator handled all my FMLA paperwork with my company’s HR department and I was able to take an approved leave of absence from my job for surgery and recovery time.
– Maria T. – Tulsa, OK

My primary care doctor recommended a general surgeon for my thyroidectomy; but I didn’t’ feel comfortable with his level of expertise and wanted a second opinion from a specialist. When I first spoke to Dr. Parikh on the phone I immediately recognized his confidence as a skilled surgeon. Then, when he told me he performs up to 25 thyroidectomies a week I knew I was on the right track. Although having to travel so far was a hassle, I know I ultimately made the right decision for my personal health.
– Quentin S. – Sacramento, CA

Dr. Parikh was very thorough and detailed. At each visit I had a list of questions and he patiently answered each of them to my satisfaction. On the day of my partial thyroidectomy I was overwhelmed by the efficiency of the surgery center and the nurses there. Dr. Parikh came out to the waiting room as soon as the surgery was finished and told my husband that everything had gone as planned and assured him I was in good hands while waking up from the anesthesia. This meant a lot to my husband because he was very worried about me. My thyroid is now functioning normally, thanks to Dr. Parikh.
– Maheshwari P. – Pittsburgh, PA

This facility is first-class all the way. I would recommend Dr. Parikh and Northwest Thyroid Center to anybody with thyroid disease!
– Dean W. – Rochester, NY

My hypothyroidism has gotten progressively worse over the years. As a nurse myself, I knew the impact this disease could have on my health in the long-term. The doctor I work for had met Dr. Parikh at a seminar and sent me to him for an evaluation by ultrasound and, together, we decided I would have my thyroid gland removed. I liked that I felt like I was involved in the decision making process and that I had choices and options. I was very satisfied with the clinic overall as well as the surgical center. The doctor I work for was so impressed with my case and with how tiny my scar was that we now routinely refer our thyroid patients to Dr. Parikh for evaluation.
– Star K. – Rome, GA