Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine Surgery Overview

Our surgeons are experienced in minimally invasive radioguideed parathyroidectomy (MIRP), endoscopic assisted thyroid surgery, intraoperative PTH monitoring and vocal cord nerve monitoring during endocrine surgery.  We have expertise in all thyroid diseases including thyroid cancer.  

University Surgeons Associates work closely with patients and their endocrinologist to provide the most advantageous care to those with endocrine disorders.    With surgeons who specialize in endocrine surgery, we are leaders in implementing the newer technologies in endocrine surgery.  

What is the Endocrine system?

The endocrine system is made up of glands throughout the body that regulate the function, growth and development of almost every cell, tissue and organ in the body.  It does this through the secretion of hormones directly into the bloodstream.

The Thyroid gland is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck which regulates the body’s metabolism.   Thyroid dysfunction happens when the thyroid gland produces too much or too little thyroid hormone. 

  • Hypothyroidism, or under activity of the thyroid gland, occurs when the thyroid gland produces too little thyroid hormone. 
  • Hyperthyroidism occurs when too much thyroid hormone is produced.  

The Parathyroid glands, located behind the thyroid secrete parathyroid hormone.  These glands control calcium levels throughout the body.     

The Adrenal glands are located above of each kidney.  Their functions include:  maintaining salt levels in the blood, maintaining blood pressure, controlling kidney function, and controlling fluid concentrations in the body.  


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