Endocrine Tumor Diagnostic and Surgical Services

Our hospital specializes in providing patients compassionate care and treatment for endocrine tumors. We provide a wide array of services necessary for the acute diagnosis and surgical treatment of tumors of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. Our team includes doctors, surgeons, nurses and technicians who have dedicated their careers to improving the lives of patients with endocrine tumors.

The hospital is organized around each of the endocrine glands we care for: Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Adrenal. We have brought some of the leading experts in endocrine care worldwide, all of whom came together under one roof with the common goal of providing the best treatments and outcomes for our patients. The result is unprecedented expertise delivered in an efficient, and patient-centered fashion.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Tumors

Thyroid surgical disease can be diagnosed and treated at our hospital, including:

  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Hurthle Cell Thyroid Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Goiter and Sub-Sternal Goiter
  • Grave's Disease
  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
  • Thyroid Nodules (benign and malignant)

Types of Treatments for Thyroid Tumors

  • Traditional Open Thyroid Surgery
  • Scarless Robotic Thyroid Surgery
  • Lymph Node Dissection of the Neck for Cancer
  • Trans-Oral Scarless Thyroid Surgery
  • Radio-Frequency Ablation of Thyroid Nodules
  • Expert Ultrasound Mapping of Thyroid and Lymph Nodes
  • Rapid-Turn-Around Thyroid Biopsy
  • Expert High-Definition CT Scan for Thyroid Tumors

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Parathyroid Adenomas

Parathyroid glands control the amount of calcium in our blood. Everyone has four parathyroid glands, usually located right around the thyroid gland at the base of the neck. About one in 100 people will develop a parathyroid gland tumor during their lifetime, causing a disease called “hyperparathyroidism.” Our dedicated team can treat different forms of this destructive disease including:

  • Primary Hyperparathyroidism (by far the most common)
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism (typically on dialysis)
  • Tertiary Hyperparathyroidism (post kidney transplant)

Types of Treatment for Parathyroid Tumors

  • Mini-4-Gland-Parathyroid Surgery (our standard operation)
  • Re-Operative Parathyroid Surgery (failed surgery at another hospital)
  • Resection of Mediastinal and Chest Parathyroid Tumors
  • High-Resolution Sestamibi Scanning
  • 4-D CT Scanning (rarely necessary)
  • Fusion Scan (CT w Sestamibi fused) (mediastinal parathyroid tumors)

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Adrenal Tumors

Adrenal tumors are less common than thyroid or parathyroid tumors, and yet they require tremendous skill and expertise to diagnose correctly and treat safely. Many adrenal tumors that should be removed go un-diagnosed and un-treated because they are not recognized or the workup is too complex.

Adrenal tumors are diagnosed and treated, including:

  • Aldosterone Secreting Tumors (Cohn's Syndrome)
  • Cortisol Secreting Tumors (Cushing's Syndrome)
  • Pheochromocytoma (adrenal medulla tumor)
  • Bilateral Adrenal Hyperplasia (Cushing's Disease)
  • Non-Functional Adrenal Adenomas
  • Adrenal Cancer

Types of Treatment for Adrenal Tumors

  • Mini-Back-Scope Adrenalectomy (best surgical option for 90% of adrenal tumors)
  • Open Trans-Abdominal Adrenalectomy (for large adrenal masses and cancers)
  • Trans-Peritoneal Adrenalectomy (for large adrenal masses and cancers)
  • High-Resolution CT Scanning
  • Rapid Adrenal Hormone Analysis

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Other Services and Programs

Endocrine Tumor Screening

Care Assure, The Hospital for Endocrine Surgery's premier navigation program, is a program designed to detect suspicious nodules by examining studies for the presence of select endocrine nodules.

At hospitals world-wide, patients come to the emergency room for symptoms which often result in a number of blood tests being performed and scans being done. These tests and scans occasionally reveal a tumor of the adrenal or thyroid gland, or high blood calcium indicative of a parathyroid tumor. The goal of Care Assure is to make sure these patients receive appropriate follow-up care.

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Endocrine Surgery Research

Our clinicians at the Hospital for Endocrine Surgery are actively engaged in reviewing and conducting clinical research on thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal issues. We are committed to providing our patients with the latest clinically proven techniques and treatments through collaboration with experts across the nation and the world to ensure a healthier tomorrow for our patients.