Endocrine Surgery

Loyola has a strong tradition of clinical and research activity in endocrine surgery. The broad areas of interest include surgical disease of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, endocrine pancreas and neuroendocrine tumors of the intestinal tract. Current research at Loyola includes evaluation of the benefits of surgery in patients with minimal symptoms of hyperparathyroidism, evaluation of the efficacy of needle biopsy in the management of thyroid nodules, use of laparoscopy for removal of adrenal gland tumors, and the development of better techniques for localizing islet cell tumors of the pancreas.

Much of this work is done in concert with the allied sections and departments of minimally invasive surgery, endocrinology, gastroenterology, radiology, and neuropsychology.

Clinical activities ongoing include the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism, thyroid malignancy, hyperparathyroidism, familial endocrine disease, neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas, and adrenal disorders. Emphasis is placed on an accurate and complete preoperative assessment, discussion of all therapeutic options, meticulous operative technique, and a comprehensive postoperative follow-up program. Clinical research continues in many areas of endocrine surgery and is frequently presented at various local and national surgical society meetings.

Our doctors who specialize in this area are:


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