What is Endocrine Surgery?
Endocrine surgery refers to a surgical specialty for diseases of endocrine organs such as the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pituitary and pancreas. Endocrine surgeons are trained surgeons with special interest in surgical diseases of endocrine organs. Our surgeons work closely with endocrinologists, radiologists and pathologists, all of whom share similar interests in the management of patients with these conditions.
Endocrine glands produce hormones that affect the function of other organs or systems. The function of endocrine glands is in turn responsive to other hormones in the bloodstream. While many organs in the body secrete hormones, the endocrine glands that frequently require surgery include the adrenal, pancreas, pituitary and parathyroid glands.