Endocrine surgery is a subspecialty of general surgery that focuses predominantly on diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.
Endocrine surgery remains an uncommon specialty. As a result, there are approximately 200 active practitioners in the United States and an additional 100 abroad. SGMC is proud to offer the only fellowship trained endocrine surgeon South of Atlanta.
The thyroid gland is located in the neck and consists of two lobes, right and left. The thyroid gland makes thyroid hormone which helps regulate the metabolism. Learn more about thyroid surgery.
The Adrenal Glands are a pair of small glands, one located on the top of each kidney. Each adrenal gland is made up of the adrenal cortex, which is the outer covering, and the adrenal medulla, the inner part of the glad. The adrenal glands produce hormones that help control heart rate, blood pressure, the way the body uses food, and other vital functions.
There are four parathyroid glands that are located next to the thyroid glad in the neck. Rarely, there may be a fifth or sixth gland. The parathyroid glands make parathyroid hormone (PTH), which helps your body regulate calcium levels.
Types of Surgeries
- Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surgery
- Reoperative Parathyroid Surgery
- Surgery for Recurrent Thyroid Cancer
- Laparoscopic & Robotic Adrenalectomy
- Laparoscopic Pancreas Surgery
- Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Nodules and Goiters
- Evaluation and Management of Adrenal Tumors
- Assessment of Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN) and other genetic endocrine conditions