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Advanced treatment to get your life back
You play a key role in your treatment. You talk with your doctor about your treatment goals. Together, you choose the best care plan for you. We use minimally invasive surgical techniques, many of which were pioneered by our doctors.
Programs and research
Programs and research
Team-based thyroid clinic
Our Madison-based thyroid clinic provides complete care for cancerous and noncancerous thyroid tumors. The team includes endocrinologists, pathologists, surgeons and nurse practitioners.
When you come to the clinic for the first time, you’ll stay for a half-day. We’ll perform an ultrasound of your thyroid gland and a fine-needle biopsy of any thyroid nodules you have. We provide immediate biopsy results. We discuss treatment options and outline a care plan.
Better care for you through research
We are invested in providing the best possible care. Our doctors and scientists research treatments for all types of endocrine tumors and disorders.
Meet our team
A specialized team by your side
The endocrine surgery team at UW Health includes experts in endocrinology, pathology and surgery.
Conditions and treatments
Diagnosis and treatment for all endocrine conditions
At UW Health, we evaluate and treat conditions of the adrenal, parathyroid and thyroid glands. We also diagnose and manage gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors.
To diagnose thyroid conditions, we study cells from a thyroid tumor under a microscope. We use a thin needle to collect the cells. This is called fine-needle aspiration.
The conditions we treat
The conditions we treat include:
Hyperaldosteronism (Conn’s syndrome)
Appendiceal carcinoid tumors
Nonfunctional islet cell tumors
Pancreatic polypeptide-secreting tumor
Colonic carcinoid tumors
Pulmonary carcinoid tumors
Gastric carcinoid tumors
Rectal carcinoid tumors
Gastrinoma (Zollinger-Ellison syndrome)
Small intestinal carcinoid tumors
Vasoactive intestinal peptide-secreting tumor
Advanced, innovative treatments
We use the most up-to-date, minimally invasive techniques for endocrine surgery. Treatments include:
Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
Frequently asked questions about endocrine conditions
Thyroid cancer support group
The Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association sponsors a support group for thyroid cancer survivors, family members and friends. We share information, experiences and coping strategies.
Location: Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research Building, Room 5001A, 1111 Highland Ave., Madison, WI
Information: Contact Timothy Lau at (563) 580-3003 with any questions.
Our patients explain how parathyroid surgery at UW Health changed their lives.
Endocrine surgery locations
We provide specialized endocrine surgery at UW Health clinics in Madison, Wis., and in Rockford, Ill.