5 techniques to make endocrine surgery safer
September 22, 2016
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Endocrine surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center provide expert surgical care for disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands, and neuroendocrine system.
UT Southwestern is a recognized leader in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions related to the endocrine system. For patients who require surgery, our skilled team offers care that is second to none in North Texas and among the best in the world for endocrine disorders.
The Division of Endocrine Surgery at UT Southwestern is home to seven of the 10 fellowship-trained endocrine surgeons in all of North Texas. It is one of the largest groups of endocrine surgeons in the country and includes internationally recognized leaders in their fields.
Our surgeons take a multidisciplinary approach to care, collaborating closely with specialists in endocrinology, mineral metabolism, radiology, and pathology to establish a plan of care for each patient.
We offer expert care for the range of conditions that affect the integral parts of the body’s endocrine system: the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, as well as the complex mechanisms that regulate those parts through the neuroendocrine system.
We use the latest techniques and technology available to treat diseases such as:
UT Southwestern’s endocrine surgeons offer the most advanced treatments for endocrine conditions, leveraging specialized expertise in groundbreaking treatments for complex thyroid and parathyroid cancers, including metastatic diseases.
Our surgeons have a comprehensive range of treatments at their disposal, which enables them to use the most effective technique for each patient. These techniques include:
Our team of experienced endocrine surgeons performs procedures that include:
Before surgery, the patient will have a separate appointment that will include the following:
On the day of surgery, UT Southwestern staff will admit the patient and take him or her to the preoperative area. The nursing staff will help the patient get ready for surgery. The patient will meet with members of the surgical team and the anesthesiologist before being taken into the operating room. The patient’s guests will be taken to the waiting area.
The duration of the operation will depend upon the type of surgery and the severity of the patient’s condition.
After surgery, the patient will have a chance to rest in a recovery room, and the surgeon will explain the outcome of the surgery. During this time, nurses on the recovery team will closely monitor the patient.
The length of time the patient stays at the hospital will depend on the type and location of the surgery. Before the patient goes home, our team will provide detailed instructions on postoperative care and schedule any necessary follow-up appointments, as well as answer any questions.