Dr. Melanie Goldfarb, MD

Dr. Melanie Goldfarb, MD

Endocrine Surgery | Female | 37 years old

I am a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon, which means I specialize in surgery of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and neuroendocrine tumors. This is both for younger and older patients. I am also involved with clinical and research aspects of treating all types of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers, which is a specific field focusing on the unique needs, tumor biology, treatment and survivorship journey of patients diagnosed with cancer ages 15-39. A personalized care plan will be developed for each patient, specific to your condition and needs. This will be done together with a multidisciplinary team or together with your referring physician. We will spend a significant amount of your visit educating, and counseling about your condition, options, and treatment decision.Read more

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I am a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon, which means I specialize in surgery of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and neuroendocrine tumors. This is both for younger and older patients. I am also involved with clinical and research aspects of treating all types of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers, which is a specific field focusing on the unique needs, tumor biology, treatment and survivorship journey of patients diagnosed with cancer ages 15-39. A personalized care plan will be developed for each patient, specific to your condition and needs. This will be done together with a multidisciplinary team or together with your referring physician. We will spend a significant amount of your visit educating, and counseling about your condition, options, and treatment decision.Read more

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in Reseda, CA |
I recently went to Dr. Goldfarb to have a suspicious thyroid biopsy reviewed by her. My reason for selecting Dr. Goldfarb was because I wanted someone who specializes on the thryroid so I did lots of reseach of various Endoss and she floated to the top as the thyroid expert. This was further supported by my oncologist (treating me for breast cancer) Dr. Ashkan Lashkari as he knew of her and said she was excellent. My experience with her was excellent & I will use her for my thyroid treatment.
in Las Vegas, NV |
The appointment was on time, the staff was courteous and very nice. Once dr. Goldfarb enter the office she immediately put me at ease And I felt confident in her. I would definitely recommend her.
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    Specialties

    • Endocrine Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Thyroid Disorders

    Board Certifications

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    • General Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adrenal Cortex Diseases
    • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms
    • Adrenal Cortical Carcinoma
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Adrenal Gland Diseases
    • Adrenal Gland Hyperfunction
    • Adrenal Hyperplasia
    • Adrenal Incidentaloma
    • Adrenal Insufficiency
    • Adrenal Medulla Tumor
    • Adrenal Tumor
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
    • Bone Disorders
    • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Conn's Syndrome
    • Cushing's Syndrome
    • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
    • Diabetes Type 2
    • Endocrine Disorders
    • Familial Adrenal Adenoma
    • Familial Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
    • Goiter
    • Graves' Disease
    • Hashimoto's Disease
    • Head and Neck Conditions
    • Hyperaldosteronism
    • Hypercalcemia
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Hypertension in Pheochromocytoma
    • Hypertension, Adrenal Gland-Induced
    • Hypertension, Conn Syndrome-Induced
    • Hypertension, Cushing's Syndrome-Induced
    • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypoparathyroidism
    • Hypothyroidism
    • Kidney Disease
    • Lipid Disorders
    • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
    • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
    • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1
    • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2
    • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2b
    • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 3
    • Neck Mass
    • Neurofibromatosis, Type 1 - Pheochromocytoma
    • Obesity
    • Osteopenia
    • Osteoporosis
    • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
    • Paraganglioma
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Parathyroid Cancer
    • Parathyroid Carcinoma
    • Parathyroid Hyperplasia
    • Pheochromocytoma
    • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
    • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
    • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
    • Thyroid Disease
    • Thyroid Nodule
    • Thyroid Storm
    • Thyroiditis
    • Vitamin D Deficiency
    • von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

    Procedures Performed

    • Adrenalectomy
    • Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy
    • Minimal Access Surgery
    • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Parathyroid Surgery
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
    • Thyroid Surgery
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Ultrasound
    • Ultrasound, Thyroid

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      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

      Graduated in 2005

    • Internship Hospital
      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

      Completed in 2006

    • Residency Hospital
      Beth Israel Deaconess / Harvard Medical School

      Completed in 2010

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University of Miami

      Completed in 2011

    • Undergraduate School
      Brown University / Alpert Medical School

      Graduated in 2000

    • Other Education
      University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine

      Completed in 2014

    Awards & Recognition

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    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Board certified in General Surgery
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    • No sanctions found
    • No board actions found
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    Dr. Goldfarb's Care Philosophy

    I am a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon, which means I specialize in surgery of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and neuroendocrine tumors. This is both for younger and older patients. I am also involved with clinical and research aspects of treating all types of adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancers, which is a specific field focusing on the unique needs, tumor biology, treatment and survivorship journey of patients diagnosed with cancer ages 15-39.

    A  personalized care plan will be developed for each patient, specific to your condition and needs. This will be done together with a multidisciplinary team or together with your referring physician. We will spend a significant amount of your visit educating, and counseling about your condition, options, and treatment decision.