Endocrine surgery The endocrine glands are a group of glands in the body that secretes hormones that release them in the blood.
Endocrine surgery is a surgical sub-specialty that focuses on endocrine gland surgery, including the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, adrenal glands, endocrine pancreas glands and some neuroendocrine glands.
Thyroid surgery: Generally the thyroid is classified as an average difficulty surgery. It is the largest part of endocrine surgical procedures worldwide. This can be done for a variety of conditions, ranging from benign multinodular goiter to thyroid cancer. The operation is done by removing the thyroid gland (thyroidectomy) either as part of the gland (lobectomy or hemithyroidectomy) or the entire gland (total thyroidectomy).
Parathyroid surgery: The removal of the parathyroid gland is called parathyroidectomy, normally performed for primary hyperparathyroidism.
Adrenal surgery: adrenalectomy, basically the surgical removal of the adrenal gland is done for Conn syndrome, pheochromocytoma, adrenocortical cancer.
Pancreatic surgery: Endocrine pancreatic seizures occur quite rarely; these include insulinomas, gastrinomas, etc. Surgery for these conditions ranges from the simple removal of tumors to larger resections.