Endocrine surgery is surgery performed one or more of the endocrine glands, which are largely responsible for hormone production and regulation within the body. Often, surgery is performed either to remove a malignant or benign tumor, although other conditions like gland enlargement or excessive hormone production (hyperthyroidism) may also indicate the need for an operation. Our progressive approach to endocrine surgery is designed to minimize surgical and post-operative complications, as well as expedite the recovery process. We aim for total patient satisfaction and optimized long-term outcomes.
Did you know an estimated 1 in 20 people have some type of thyroid disorder or abnormality? Millions of people in the U.S. are undergoing treatment for thyroid disorders, and tens of thousands of people have their thyroids removed every year. In 2001, there were approximately 34,500 thyroidectomies performed in the U.S., with the vast majority of them carried out by general surgeons.
Frequently Asked Questions
What types of conditions might require endocrine surgery?
There are several different diseases and disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals, and pancreas that might require endocrine surgery. Examples include:
- Thyroid cysts or nodules
- Thyroid cancer
- Hyperthyroidism and Hyperparathyroidism
- Graves Disease
- Parathyroid tumors
- Adrenal tumors
- Pancreatic endocrine tumors
What are some of the endocrine surgeries and procedures your staff performs?
Our team is trained and skilled in a wide range of endocrine procedures, including the removal of part of or the entire thyroid, parathyroid and the adrenal glands. We can also perform exploratory and biopsy procedures, as well as excisions of the lymph nodes that surround endocrine gland malignancies.
What happens after my endocrine surgery?
Our surgeons work together with your primary care provider and other specialists to collaborate upon your overall care and recovery. Many patients – especially those with endocrine cancers – will require a multi-disciplinary approach to their overall treatment plan. We can work together with endocrinologists, oncologists, pathologists and radiologists to assess, treat and manage your condition.