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A surgical sub-specialty that is concerned with the surgery of the endocrine glands including adrenal glands, thyroid glands, parathyroid glands, etc. is known as endocrine surgery. A surgeon who specialises in endocrine surgery is referred to as an endocrine surgeon.
What kind of surgeries are performed by endocrine surgeons?
Endocrine surgeons perform surgeries based on the condition of the patient’s health. Some of the endocrine surgeries are adrenalectomy (removal of the entire adrenal gland), thyroid lobectomy (removal of one lobe of the thyroid gland), parathyroidectomy (removal of the entire parathyroid gland), total pancreatectomy (removal of the entire pancreas), and thyroidectomy (removal of the entire thyroid gland).
What tests can help diagnose endocrine disorders?
To diagnose disorders of the endocrine system, endocrine surgeons use the following tests – ultrasound, endoscopic ultrasound, fine needed aspiration (FNA), computerized tomography (CT), 4D CT scan, radioactive iodine scan (RAI), positron emission test (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), octreoscan, and venous sampling.
What are the most common endocrine disorders that endocrine surgeons treat?
Some of the endocrine disorders that endocrine surgeons treat are adrenal cancer, parathyroid carcinoma, Grave’s disease, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, Cushing’s syndrome, etc.
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