The most common endocrine malignancy, thyroid cancer, usually requires partial or complete removal of the thyroid (a small gland located at the base 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. Close monitoring ensures optimal results, with our surgical team routinely employing preoperative and postoperative lymph node mapping and ultrasound for optimal outcomes.
Our endocrine surgeons additionally collaborate with a multidisciplinary team including specially trained thoracic surgeons to address benign growths within the endocrine system. This diverse care team works to determine the best course of action for removal of noncancerous tumors within the endocrine system, which includes the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, and work to keep related body processes unaffected and functioning as normal during the treatment process.
For patients with complex thyroid cancer recurrences, we offer unparalleled expertise in evaluations and re-operations in consultation with NorthShore’s radiology specialists.
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For more information about endocrine surgery, please call 847.570.1700.