About

Dr. Lyness is a fellowship-trained Endocrine Surgeon with a great interest in caring for patients of all ages with disorders, diseases, or cancer of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. She is experienced in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of many endocrine issues.

  • Thyroid: thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism (Graves disease), toxic and non-toxic goiter

  • Parathyroid: hyperparathyroidism (primary, secondary, tertiary), parathyroid cancer

  • Adrenal: functional and non-functional adrenal tumors (adenoma), adrenal cancer

  • Neck: lymph node excision and dissection for the diagnosis or treatment of cancer

Dr. Lyness is also a board-certified General Surgeon experienced in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of conditions of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, gallbladder), perineum (fissure, hemorrhoids), abdominal wall (hernia), and skin (cysts, tumors) among many others.

Dr. Lyness provides individualized diagnostic and treatment plans for each patient. She is an advocate for patient education and it is her practice to work closely with patients and referring providers in order to facilitate complete and coordinated care.

Dr. Lyness is a native of Loudoun County, Virginia. She lives in Leesburg with her husband, son, and dog and enjoys yoga, cooking, reading, and hiking in her spare time.

Medical Groups & Affiliations

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES)

American Thyroid Association (ATA)

Other Certifications

Board Certification: General Surgery

Fundamentals in Laparoscopic and Endoscopy Surgery (certified)

Education
  • Medical School
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine Baltimore, MD
  • Residency
  • General Surgery Virginia Commonwealth University Health Richmond, VA
  • Fellowship
  • Endocrine Surgery Baylor Scott & White Health Temple, TX
Medical Interests
Areas of Interest:

Special Clinical Interests:

Endocrine Surgery (fellowship-trained)

Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal Surgery; Patient Education; Surgical Technology and Outcomes; Global Surgery