An endocrine surgeon performs a range of surgical procedures on patients suffering from diseases of the endocrine system. They often work closely with endocrine specialists to diagnose and then treat endocrine disorders especially as many of these have to be controlled over a long period of time.
The endocrine system is a network of glands which produce and release hormones into the body where they perform a range of essential functions. An example of this is the adrenal glands which produce adrenaline – a hormone which triggers the fight or flight response in the body as a reaction to a threat.
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Examples of endocrine surgery include:
- Thyroidectomy (removal of the thyroid glands)
- Adrenalectomy (removal of the adrenal glands)
- Removal of lymph nodes (thyroid cancer)
- Parathyroid surgery
- Pancreas surgery
- Pituitary surgery
Many endocrine surgeons are dedicated to a particular specialism, for example, thyroid surgery.
Role of an endocrine surgeon at Harley Street
Our endocrine surgeons provide the highest standard of treatment and care. They undergo many years of training in their speciality and continue their personal development by attending training courses, conferences and seminars. They spend time updating their knowledge and are keen to use the latest technologies in their field to help their patients.
They will devise an individual treatment plan which is tailored to your medical needs and budget.