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Endocrine Surgery

The most common endocrine malignancy, thyroid cancer usually requires partial or complete removal of the thyroid (a small gland located at the lower front area of the neck). At NorthShore our highly skilled endocrine surgeons specialize in performing minimally invasive thyroidectomies that offer smaller incisions, less pain and faster recovery. Thorough evaluations and close monitoring ensure optimal results. Our surgical team routinely uses preoperative and postoperative lymph node mapping for thyroid cancer and partners with NorthShore endocrinology and radiation oncology specialists to obtain the best results.

Our endocrine surgeons additionally collaborate with a multidisciplinary team including specially trained thoracic surgeons , radiologists and endocrinologists to treat benign growths within the endocrine system. This diverse care team works to determine the optimal approach for removal of noncancerous endocrine tumors in the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. We use minimally invasive treatment approaches to preserve normal function and allow patients to return to regular activities as soon as possible. 

For patients with complex thyroid cancer recurrences, we offer unparalleled expertise in evaluations and re-operations.

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For more information about endocrine surgery, please call 847.570.1700.