The Endocrine Surgery Team provides surgical evaluation and treatment for a full range of diseases and cancers affecting the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and pancreas. We offer advanced minimally invasive and traditional surgical procedures. Our goal is to provide you with a safe and successful surgery with less pain, scarring and a speedy recovery time.
Endocrine Surgery Program
The Endocrine Surgery program is accredited by the American College of Surgeons. Our surgical teams work closely with physicians in many medical specialties including medical oncology, diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy. General surgeons also participate in national and international clinical trails.
The Thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland in the center of your neck. We treat a full range of diseases affecting the thyroid gland.If a portion or total removal of the thyroid gland is recommended, thyroid function can be replaced by an oral hormone medication.
Parathyroid glands are four pea-sized glands next to the thyroid.The most common disease affecting the parathyroid glands is hyperthyroidism. In hyperthyroidism, one or more of the glands becomes enlarged because it produces too much parathyroid hormone. A minimally invasive procedure called a parathyroidectomy is often recommended to remove the enlarged gland(s).
The adrenal glands are located on the top of each kidney. Diseases affecting the two adrenal glands are related to benign (non-cancer) or malignant (cancerous) tumors. Surgeons can remove the adrenal gland.
The pancreas is an oblong gland that lies beneath the stomach. Surgeons can remove benign (non-cancer) or malignant (cancerous) tumors affecting the pancreas. Most pancreatic tumors require removal of part of the pancreas.
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