Endocrine surgery refers to operations on one or more glands of the endocrine system. There are a number of other endocrine glands and different surgeons specialise in each and every one. Endocrine surgeons work closely with their medical colleagues, endocrinologists, the doctors responsible for both initial diagnoses and investigations of a patient’s endocrine disorder such as diabetes.
Signs and Symptoms
Endocrine glands can secrete particular hormones in either an excess or at a deficit. Depending on which, the condition is then labeled as "hyper" or "hypo" respectively. Endocrinology also concerns itself with the issues concerning obesity, hair growth or thinning and osteoporosis.
Surgeons in Gleneagles Hospitals
In Gleneagles, our endocrine surgeons are experienced and skilled in specific therapeutic procedures, including:
• Thyroid lobectomy
• Total pancreatectomy
The type of endocrine surgery to be performed depends on your health condition and the part of the endocrine system affected. You may rest assured that your care is in good hands as our endocrine surgeons are at the forefront of training, bringing together advanced care practices and outstanding outcomes to you.