Endocrine Surgeries in East Valley, AZ

Serving Tempe, Apache Junction, Gold Canyon, Casa Grande & Florence

The endocrine system represents several small organs that perform a wide variety of tasks in regulating the human body’s function. Endocrine organs release hormones that act as messages instructing other cells and organs how to function. When working properly, the endocrine system regulates metabolism, sleep, mood, growth and development, reproduction, and other bodily functions. However, if one or more glands develop problems, you may need surgery to resolve the issue. Endocrine organs that we operate on include the thyroid, parathyroid, and pancreas.

Rest assured that the team at Surgical Professionals has performed thousands of successful operations over the past 20 years, making us highly qualified to help your surgery go well. We would be happy to meet with you to discuss your unique situation and determine what treatment options may be best for you. Of course, should your particular case require another specialist, we will be happy to refer you as appropriate. Please note that we do not operate on the adrenal and pituitary glands.

To schedule a consultation for endocrine surgery in Arizona, please contact us at 480-892-2456. We operate at most major hospitals in the Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek areas.

Who Needs Endocrine Surgery?

Hormone levels that are too high or too low indicate a problem with the endocrine system. It’s also possible for the body to respond inappropriately to hormone production if something isn’t working right with your glands. You may benefit from endocrine surgery if you have:

  • Certain disorders of the pancreas
  • Parathyroid enlargement or cancer
  • Thyroid cancer, goiter, or masses, or certain medical thyroid abnormalities.

Here at Surgical Professionals, we can review any symptoms you’re having that may indicate a problem with your endocrine system. We’ll point you toward the best treatment option for your situation, which could be surgery. If you are best treated without surgery, we will tell you this as well. Sometimes your workup will be performed in close coordination with your primary care physician or endocrinologist.

Types of Endocrine Surgeries

The procedure you undergo depends on your health, symptoms, and what part of your endocrine system is being affected. Here are some of the endocrine surgeries we perform.

  • Thyroid surgery takes on several forms, including partial or complete removal of the thyroid gland. The extent of your surgery depends upon which disease process for which you are being treated.
  • Parathyroid surgery aims to correct certain parathyroid disorders which could be either benign or malignant.
  • Pancreatic surgery treats various problems with the pancreas such as masses, pseudocysts, or other pancreatic disorders. Unfortunately, no surgery currently exists which can treat diabetes. We offer numerous surgical options, including “open” and minimally invasive procedures.

Surgeries we do not do include adrenal surgery, hypothalamic, pituitary, or gonadal.

Risks of Endocrine Surgery

Fortunately, our patients have a low risk of complications. Still, all medical procedures come with some degree of risk, which may include:

  • Pain, discomfort, scarring, and bleeding at the incision site
  • Allergic reaction or heart/lung problems related to the anesthesia
  • Postsurgical infection
  • Changes in blood pressure
  • Voice changes
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Nerve injury, which is very rare

We take every possible precaution to minimize surgical risks and ensure the utmost safety for our patients. Please ask your surgeon about the risks associated with the specific type of endocrine surgery you require.

Schedule Endocrine Surgery in Mesa, Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek, and Surrounding Areas

If you have been diagnosed with hormone problems which may require surgery, we would be happy to discuss your situation. Not all endocrine disorders require surgery, and we’ll never try to convince you to undergo a procedure you don’t really need. We always do right by our patients, and if we aren’t the right team for the job, we’ll refer you to the medical professionals who are.

If you do need surgery, rest assured that we have decades of experience performing an array of endocrine procedures. We work closely with our patients and primary care colleagues to deliver the best possible results.

Quality care begins with a thorough consultation, so please contact us at 480-892-2456 to schedule your appointment. We can typically get patients in for a consultation within three days.


Please note that the above information is provided for general purposes only and may not apply to your specific situation. Our surgical capabilities may also be subject to change. Contact us to discuss your medical condition, determine the most appropriate treatment for your individual case, and confirm that we can address your procedure.

What Our Patients Have to Say

AMAZING! Dr. Ju is an awesome Dr he did an emergency surgery on me, he was so calm and professional. He made what could have been a horrible experience so easy. Thank you, Dr. Ju,
I have had 2 surgeries by Dr. Ju, gallbladder removal & a small fatty tissue tumor in my lower back. Both we’re successful with no complications. Dr. Ju is not only highly skilled as a surgeon, but he is also very personal & compassionate.

John Maas /

March, 2020 Dr. Gray performed my thyroid cancer surgery. Everything went as he said it would. He is a very competent and gifted surgeon. I would highly recommend him as a surgeon.

Shirley LaRocca /

Really trust this Dr. Ju. I am glad I had him to do emergency surgery on me and to put things back to normal.

Robyn Kleinman /

July 7 2016 Dr. Grey took the time to answer all my questions even after I had left the office . I was referred to him after a failed attempt with another surgeon and so far I’m 14 hours post surgery and doing good . Thank you Jennifer for your efforts and Dr. Grey

Tiff in Phoenix, AZ /

What can I say Dr. Ju did my very first ever surgery, and wow he was amazing, I was scared out of my mind but he made me feel comfortable, I healed nicely and was no longer in pain. He is an amazing surgeon god definitely blessed his ability.

Agina Blaw /

Dr Gray did an excellent job twice when my father had hernias. One was an emergency situation, and the other was not. Both times, Dr Gray showed expertise in diagnosing the problem, performing the surgery, setting our expectations and follow through after the procedure. I definitely would recommend him for your surgical procedures.

Self-verified patient of Dr. Devin L Gray  /

Dr. Ju saved my life. I had surgery back in 2010 (almost 10 years ago). He is an amazing surgeon with a wonderful concern for his patients. His staff were also very professional and caring during a very difficult time in my life. Thank you, Doctor Ju.

Rose Martin /

Had an inguinal hernia Dr Gray did a great job I strongly recommend his skills

Self-verified patient of Dr. Devin L Gray  /

Dr Ju is amazing. It was my first surgery and I was scared. I came thru it no problems. Thank you!

Wendy Foody /

My entire experience with Doctor Gray was of the utmost professionalism courtesy kindness by all of his staff included. Doctor Gray was dynamic in his experience and his knowledge. In my experience I thought I was taken care very well which gave me a great level of confidence in my experience through this surgery.

Brett Barker /

This Doctor saved my life and I have nothing but admiration for him. Dr. Brian Ju was my surgeon for the removal of my gall bladder 2 weeks ago. He is the most phenomenal and adept surgeon I’ve ever experienced. He even coordinated with the anesthesiologists to ensure that the anesthesia had anti-nausea elements because of my history with nausea!

Sherri Smith /

I am not from the valley but was here to visit my son and his family. Dr. Gray and his staff were amazing in getting me in and actually scheduling my surgery the day after I had my first visit. The office staff – especially Alex is absolutely the BEST. Everyone is extremely efficient and at the same time – very caring. I can not thank Dr. Gray and his staff more! Very grateful and I wish I could package what you have going on and take it home with me! THANK YOU!!!!

Kathi in Pueblo, Colorado /

I was fortunate have Dr. Ju for two surgeries. He was an excellent surgeon for one, and his bed side manor was outstanding. I felt very confident with Dr. Ju and his staff. If I were to have any procedures or surgeries done in the future, I would schedule them with Dr. Ju and the excellent staff at Surgical Professionals Inc. Thank you again to a wonderful professional staff.

Robert Reindl /


Self-verified patient of Dr. Devin L Gray  /

10 years ago, gall bladder, now hernia repair. I specifically went back to him because of his bedside manner and professionalism. I highly recommend him to anybody looking for a positive experience.

Jeff Hals /

Excellent bedside manner and surgical skill. Would definitely recommend him!

Karen Garcia /