Who Needs Endocrine Surgery & What Are The Risks & Benefits?
What is endocrine surgery?
Endocrine surgery is a type of surgery that focuses on the endocrine system, which consists of glands in your body that produce hormones. Endocrine disorders include diseases and conditions like thyroid diseases, tumors, and more.
Endocrine surgery can be used to treat many conditions and diseases involving this system. Some common ones are:
- Hyperparathyroidism – an overactive parathyroid gland
What does your endocrine system do?
The endocrine system is a collection of glands that release hormones into the bloodstream. Hormones are chemical messengers that control many body functions, including growth and metabolism.
Endocrine surgery focuses on which glands of the endocrine system?
Endocrine surgery is performed to treat disorders of the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, and adrenal glands. These are all part of the endocrine system which controls many processes in your body including metabolism, growth, and development.
What are some common endocrine disorders treated with surgery?
- Thyroid disease. When a patient’s thyroid gland becomes overactive, it produces too much thyroid hormone and an enlarged gland (goiter). Surgery may help relieve the symptoms of hyperthyroidism by removing all or part of the thyroid gland.
- Adrenal gland disorders: Adrenal adenomas are tumors that develop on top of each adrenal gland but do not spread outside it; these benign tumors often cause blood pressure problems if they compress major arteries supplying blood flow into kidneys during adrenal surgery for other conditions such as Cushing’s syndrome or pheochromocytoma. If left untreated they can lead eventually kill due to their ability to grow quickly over time developing additional hormone production capacity which eventually overwhelms remaining healthy tissue causing severe symptoms like low potassium levels etc
What are the types of endocrine surgery?
- Surgical removal of the endocrine gland
- Surgical removal of the endocrine gland and its surrounding tissue
- Surgical removal of a tumor or growth
- Surgical removal of an endocrine organ
Endocrine surgery can treat many conditions and diseases.
Endocrine surgery is a treatment for endocrine disorders. It can treat many conditions and diseases in which the endocrine system is involved.
Endocrine surgery is a procedure that treats the endocrine system. The term “endocrine” refers to glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream (e.g., thyroid, adrenal cortex, pancreas). Endocrine tumors often require surgical removal or partial removal to achieve optimal results with minimal risks of recurrence or metastasis.
Tests and Procedures of endocrine surgery:
Minimally Invasive Surgery:
Dr. Mihir Chitale has been at the forefront of using minimally invasive surgery
Endocrine surgery can be performed with minimally invasive techniques. Minimally invasive surgical techniques are less invasive than traditional open surgery and can reduce recovery time, pain, and scarring.
Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) with intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring:
Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) with intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring is a surgical procedure that is performed to remove one or more of the parathyroid glands. Parathyroid glands are located in the neck and secrete hormones that regulate blood calcium levels.
Endocrine surgery can be performed using either robotic or conventional laparoscopic techniques. Both methods have their advantages, but robotic surgery offers superior precision and control. This allows for improved outcomes for patients with endocrine tumors or benign conditions such as thyroid disease.
The endocrine system is an important part of your body, and its disorders can cause serious medical problems. Surgery is a treatment option for many endocrine conditions, including thyroid cancer and disorders of the pancreas, adrenal gland, or pituitary gland. There are different types of surgical procedures available depending on what part of the body needs treatment. Recovery time varies depending on your condition but most patients have their procedure performed with little or no pain after surgery!