Endocrine Diseases

Endocrine Diseases

Our experts treat the full spectrum of endocrine diseases in children and adults.

Thyroid Cancer

  • Benign Thyroid Disease
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Adrenal Diseases
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Adrenal Diseases

  • Adrenal Incidentaloma (incidental adrenal mass)
  • Adrenocortical Carcinoma
  • Aldosteronoma
  • Cushing’s Syndrome
  • Pheochromocytoma

Benign Thyroid Disease

  • Graves’ disease
  • Uncontrolled hyperthyroidism
  • Multinodular goiters
  • Substernal goiters
  • Thyroid nodules

Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

  • Gastrinoma
  • Insulinoma
  • Glucagonoma
  • Somatostatinoma
  • VIPoma (VIP=vasoactive intestinal polypeptide)
  • PPoma (PP=pancreatic polypeptide)

Parathyroid Diseases

  • Primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Secondary hyperparathyroidism
  • Tertiary hyperparathyroidism
  • Persistent or recurrent hyperparathyroidism
  • Parathyroid cancer

Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is a common cancer that affects the thyroid gland; a butterfly-shaped organ located in the neck in front of the trachea.  The thyroid gland produces a hormone that is vital for the regulation of the body’s metabolism.

The incidence rate of thyroid cancer is 9.6 per 100,000 persons per year, with over 37,000 new cases diagnosed annually. Thyroid cancer affects women 3 times as often as men, with a mean age of diagnosis of 48 years. It is estimated that the lifetime risk of developing thyroid cancer is 1 in 119 men and women.

There are four main types of thyroid cancer. The most common type is papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), followed by follicular thyroid cancer (FTC) or Hürthle cell cancer (HCC), medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and anaplastic thyroid cancer (ATC).