Endocrine Surgeries in East Valley, AZ
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.