Endocrine Surgery Department, general surgeons and endocrinologists evaluate and treat
- thyroid diseases (goiter, hypothyroidism, Graves disease, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancers
- parathyroid diseases (hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, parathyroid gland cancers),
- surgical endocrine diseases of pancreas (insulinoma, gastrinoma, glucagonoma, VIPoma, Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, carcinoid syndrome)
- adrenal gland diseases (Cushing syndrome, Addison syndrome, pheochromocytoma, incidentaloma, adrenocortical cancers).
Fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is performed for differential diagnosis of thyroid nodules. Laparoscopic techniques or open surgery is used for surgical treatment. Continuous recurrent nerve monitoring, special tissue cutters and sealers and vascular sealers are used to reduce risk of hoarseness after thyroid and parathyroid operations. Laparoscopic approach is preferred for surgical treatment of endocrine tumours located in adrenal glands and pancreas.
At diagnostic phase, we cooperate with Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Departments and interventional procedures are carried out, whenever needed. Patients with diagnosis of cancer are discussed in a council of physicians from relevant departments and oncologic treatment is planned thereafter.