Endocrine surgery is involved with the evaluation and treatment of patients with diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and endocrine pancreas.
Our surgeons were one of the first the use of intraoperative parathyroid hormone (PTH) monitoring for minimally invasive parathyroid surgery in Iowa.
Minimally invasive services available include:
- Minimally invasive thyroidectomy
- Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP)
- Laparoscopic adrenalectomy
Thyroid gland - located at the front of the neck and controls the body's metabolism by producing and releasing thyroid hormone.
Parathyroid glands - tiny glands that secrete parathyroid hormone (PTH), which controls calcium metabolism.
The pancreas - located in the middle of the abdomen, has cells that make digestive enzymes and cells that make hormones.
Adrenal glands - paired organs that are located above the kidneys and are controlled by the pituitary gland.
Carcinoid tumors - rare masses that most commonly originate from hormone-producing cells of the intestines and lung.
Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes - a group of inheritable syndromes that cause tumors in multiple endocrine organs.