Endocrine Surgery Treatments
The Endocrine Surgery Program at UW Hospital and Clinics is a collaborative effort that unites several specialties to provide the best possible treatment plan for patients.
Our center includes a multidisciplinary thyroid clinic involving endocrinologists and pathologists as well as surgeons and nurse practitioners who manage your endocrine concerns. The patient plays a crucial role in his or her treatment, working side-by-side with physicians to determine an individualized treatment program.
We offer the latest in technology and minimally invasive techniques to treat endocrine conditions.
- Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is most commonly performed to remove tumors from the adrenal gland, which is responsible for producing hormones.
- Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy (MIP): Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) consists of identifying a single abnormal gland and removing it without the identification of the remaining normal parathyroid glands.
- Parathyroid Surgery: Parathyroid surgery involves identifying all four parathyroid glands but removing only those that are abnormal.
- Radioguided Parathyroidectomy
- Thyroid Surgery: Thyroid surgery is often performed for thyroid nodules, thyroid cysts, goiter, Graves' disease and thyroid cancer.
- Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA): A thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) is the most common method for evaluating a thyroid nodule or mass.
- Radioactive Iodine: Thyroid cancer patients with papillary or follicular thyroid cancer often receive a dose of radioactive iodine around four to six weeks after their surgery in an attempt to destroy (ablate) any remaining thyroid cells in their bodies.