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Endocrine Surgery Services

Our highly skilled UCI Health endocrine surgeons perform minimally invasive thyroid surgery and parathyroid surgery, leaving minimal scarring.

They are experts in the diagnosis and surgical management of all benign and malignant disorders of the endocrine system, the complex network of glands that produce and release the hormones controlling many bodily functions. They also understand the needs of patients with endocrine disorders and provide personalized care in a comforting and reassuring environment.

Our endocrine surgery team uses the most advanced surgical techniques to provide the most effective — and least invasive — ways to treat your thyroid, parathyroid or other endocrine disorder. Our goal is to help return you to normal activities as soon as possible.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call 714-838-8408 or 714-456-8000.

Not all endocrine disorders require surgery. But when you are diagnosed with a thyroid nodule or hyperparathyroidism, our endocrine surgeons can help you navigate the sometimes complicated path from diagnosis to treatment. They are experts in the full range of endocrine conditions.

Understanding your options

Several disorders of the endocrine system have many different and equally effective treatment options. For example, Graves’ disease is a thyroid disorder that can be treated with medication, radiation or surgery. Our surgeons are skilled at helping you weigh your options, along with your values and preferences. They can assist you in choosing a treatment plan that is right for you.

Whether a medical endocrinologist has recommended that you consult with a surgeon, if you are seeking a second opinion or if you have an endocrine disorder may eventually require surgery, our experts can help guide you every step of the way.

We offer a full spectrum of surgical care for endocrine diseases, including:

Adrenal disorders

  • Adrenal cancer
  • Adrenal disorders (benign)
  • Aldosteronoma
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Pheochromocytoma

Parathyroid disorders

  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Parathyroid tumors

Thyroid disorders

  • Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
  • Graves’ disease (hyperthyroidism)
  • Hashimoto’s disease
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodules

Other endocrine disorders

  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndrome
  • Neuroendocrine tumors

Our surgical endocrinologists are skilled in robot-assisted and laparoscopic techniques, paying particular attention to minimizing both the length and appearance of scars on the neck and elsewhere.

We diagnose and treat the full range of endocrine disorders and offer the following procedures:

  • Adrenalectomy, both laparoscopic and open surgery
  • Parathyroidectomy, both total and subtotal, using minimally invasive or open surgical techniques
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroid lobectomy
  • Recurrent thyroid cancer surgery
  • Central and modified neck dissection
  • Substernal goiter resection
  • Fine-needle aspiration biopsy
  • Neck ultrasound

Our surgical endocrinologists offer patients a level of individualized specialty surgical care in an academic setting that is unavailable elsewhere in Orange County. We use the most advanced methods and latest technologies to treat both cancerous and benign tumors.

Coordinated care

Our specialists work closely with your primary care doctor or medical endocrinologist at each step, from diagnosis to cure. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive care that meets your individual needs.

If you have an endocrinologist that you like and trust, our surgeons are happy to provide just the surgical portion of your care and let your endocrinologist take the lead when it comes to adjusting your medications after surgery.

If, however, you have recently been diagnosed with a problem such as a thyroid nodule or hyperparathyroidism, our surgeons can provide further assessment and treatment.

Time-saving consultation and testing

If needed, you can meet with a surgeon, get an ultrasound and even a thyroid biopsy nodule on the same day. This can save time and separate visits to multiple specialists.

Our physicians are also skilled at managing patients’ medications after surgery. They will follow up with you to ensure that your disorder is managed in a way that suits your personal health goals.

Our endocrine surgeons are dedicated to providing individualized care for all patients with endocrine disorders requiring surgery, with an emphasis on the least invasive treatment methods. Our aim is to help our patients return to their normal lives as quickly as possible.

Our board-certified specialists include:

    Endocrine surgeons

    Ear, nose and throat surgeons

    We see patients at UCI Health — Tustin and at UCI Medical Center in Orange, at both Pavilion I and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

    To schedule an appointment in Tustin, call 714-838-8408. To make an appointment in Orange, please call 714-456-8000.

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