Endocrine surgery is a surgical sub-speciality, which focuses on the surgery of the endocrine glands, like thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, glands of the endocrine pancreas, and certain neuroendocrine glands.
Below are some of the conditions treated by endocrine surgery:
The type of endocrine surgery performed on a person usually is dependent on the health condition and the part of the endocrine system that is affected. Endocrine surgeons are experienced in usual and also rare surgeries of the endocrine. Some of them are mentioned as follows:
Where removal of the entire adrenal gland is done
This procedure removes the entire pancreas, as well as the gallbladder, part of the stomach and small intestine, and the spleen
Refers to the removal of the entire thyroid gland
Means the removal of one lobe of the thyroid gland
It is the removal of the entire parathyroid gland
This procedure removes a parathyroid gland (parathyroidectomy) with the new technology, which is quicker, less invasive and as effective as the standard surgery technique. The advantage is that most patients can be discharged from the hospital on the same day
Robotic surgery has become the latest norm. Endocrine surgeries can also be performed with ease by using this method
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks associated with endocrine surgeries. Some risks include:
For any details regarding your procedure, you should speak with your surgeon or your hospital directly.