At the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center,every endocrine case that might require surgery is reviewed by our Multidisciplinary Oncology Group, a team of specialists who focus solely on endocrine cases, which meets regularly to discuss the best course of treatment for each patient.
Though patients are seen at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, not all patients that end up getting endocrine surgery have cancer. Endocrine surgery involves the evaluation and treatment of patients with diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and endocrine pancreas.
The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only institution in Iowa to hold the prestigious distinction of a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.
Our multidisciplinary team provides you with the convenience of seeing multiple care providers in one location. Your team will work together to ensure that you get the most comprehensive care plan to address your needs.
We offer Minimally invasive surgery. This is a surgery using techniques to make as small an incision as possible. The advantage of minimally invasive surgery is that it can often cut down on recovery time.
Our surgeons were one of the first the use of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) monitoring for minimally invasive parathyroid surgery in Iowa.
Our minimally invasive services available include:
The endocrine system is the glands that release hormones into the circulatory system. These hormones do a lot of things, like create the insulin that controls sugar in the body. When these parts of the body become irregular and a tumor forms, it can be especially dangerous because it can affect the production of hormones in your body.
These are some of the parts of the body that make up the endocrine system.
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