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Advances in Surgical Management of Thyroid Disease

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present a physician lecture called “Advances in Surgical Management of Thyroid Disease” on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. inside the Lexington Medical Park 1 Auditorium on the hospital campus. The speaker is Melanie Seybt, MD, a physician with Lexington ENT & Allergy, a Lexington Medical Center physician practice.

Seybt_MelanieDuring the lecture, Dr. Seybt will talk about the anatomy and function of the thyroid, the prevalence of thyroid cancer, and minimally invasive surgical techniques used to treat thyroid disease. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served and attendees will have the opportunity to ask the doctor questions.

A cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., Dr. Seybt earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. After completing her otolaryngology/head and neck surgery residency and serving as chief resident at MCG, she became one of the few surgeons to complete specialized fellowship training in endocrine head and neck surgery. Dr. Seybt also traveled to Italy and Korea to further develop her expertise in minimally invasive and remote-access thyroid surgery. Additionally, she has co-authored a book, “Thyroid Surgery: Preventing and Managing Complications.”

Dr. Seybt practices with Andrew P. Battiata, MD, and Edward A. Woody, MD, at Lexington ENT & Allergy. This team of board-certified otolaryngologists specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders. For more information on the practice, visit

Lexington Medical Center is pleased to present a monthly physician lecture series on important medical topics. For more information, call LMC Community Outreach at (803) 936-8850 or visit

Congratulations, Best Doctors!

Twenty-two Lexington Medical Center physicians have been selected as “2014 Midlands Best Doctors.” These physicians have been selected by their peers as outstanding members of their field.

You can learn more about them and the prestigious recognition in this month’s edition of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine.



In addition, one of the selected doctors, Dr. Steve Madden of Lexington Oncology, is featured in an article about chemotherapy in the magazine. You can read the article here.

The Doctor Is In: Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Fibromyalgia

Dr. Kaki Bruce of Lexington Rhuematology was a guest on WLTX’s “Spotlight” segment this week talking about osteoporosis, arthritis and fibromyalgia. She also previewed an LMC physician lecture set for Monday March 24 at 6:00 p.m. inside the Lexington Medical Park 1 Auditorium on the LMC campus called “Speaking of Women’s Health.”

Dr. Bruce offers helpful advice in this segment.