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UT Southwestern Medical Center offers expert and compassionate care for all disorders of the adrenal gland, pancreas, pituitary, thyroid, and parathyroid glands.
All In One Place
The full range of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for the treatment of thyroid and other neuroendocrine disorders is available at UT Southwestern, enabling you to obtain your consultations, examinations, and treatments in a single location.
UTSW is one of the leading centers in the United States for performing adrenalectomies using minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery. Advantages of the laparoscopic technique include decreased postoperative pain, a shorter hospital stay, and a quicker return to normal activities.
The average length of the hospital stay is two or three days compared to a week or more with a traditional, open surgical technique.
We offer advanced care and treatment for neuroendocrine cancer, including carcinoid tumors, Merkel cell carcinoma, and neuroendocrine carcinomas.
Depending on your specific condition, our specialists provide effective treatments that may involve chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgical procedures to suppress or regulate the body’s production of hormones.
The pituitary gland is a central element to the control of multiple endocrine functions. It integrates signals from the brain and the remainder of the body and releases hormones that regulate growth, adrenal function, gonadal function, thyroid function, and controlling the excretion of water by the kidneys.
Pituitary function can be altered by a host of processes, resulting in conditions in which some or all of the components of the pituitary are increased or deficient. The UT Southwestern Pituitary Disease Clinic is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases that alter the function of the pituitary gland.
Physicians in the Pituitary Disease Clinic work closely with providers in the departments of Neurosurgery, Interventional Radiology, and Radiation Oncology at UT Southwestern to tailor the best treatments for the care of each patient.
Patients are seen in the UT Southwestern Internal Medicine Subspecialty Clinic - Endocrinology by referral only.
Conditions and Illnesses
The neuroendocrine specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have the knowledge and experience to provide you with the highest quality health care, including the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of conditions involving the adrenal gland, pancreas, pituitary, thyroid, and parathyroid glands.
Some of the neuroendocrine and thyroid conditions treated at UT Southwestern include:
- Abnormal results of thyroid function
- Addison’s disease
- Cushing’s syndrome
- Graves’ disease
- Hashimoto’s disease, also known as chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis
- Pretibial myxedema, a complication of Graves’ disease that is also called Graves’ dermopathy
Thyroid hormones regulate our body’s metabolism and influence many of our organs. They regulate body temperature and how the body uses oxygen. Thyroid disease can adversely affect our metabolism.
If you or a loved one has a thyroid condition, talk to a specialist at UT Southwestern.
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Fort Worth, Texas 76104 817-882-2420