The endocrine surgeon specialises in surgery of the body’s hormone-producing glands (endocrine organs). The thyroid and parathyroid glands are two closely related glands in the neck. Thyroid and parathyroid hormones play essential roles in keeping you healthy. These glands are susceptible to many diseases which require surgery for effective treatment. I have expertise in the management of thyroid and parathyroid gland disorders.
Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that lines the anterior wall of the windpipe, just below the voice box. The thyroid gland uses iodine from food to produce thyroid hormones that regulate how the body uses energy. The thyroid gland is susceptible to under or overproducing its hormones. It is the most susceptible endocrine gland to develop benign and cancerous growths. Surgery is the mainstay treatment for most thyroid diseases, and this specialty has become highly developed in modern times. I offer an assessment and treatment for all thyroid conditions. I work closely with expert medical and radiology colleagues to achieve the best outcomes.
There are four tiny parathyroid glands located behind the thyroid gland. The parathyroid glands produce hormones that help to control the amount of calcium in the blood. Overproduction of parathyroid hormone (PTH) is a largely underdiagnosed condition that contributes to significant morbidity. Assessment and management of parathyroid gland abnormalities require a multidisciplinary approach with the close collaboration of experienced radiologists, medical endocrinologists, and parathyroid surgeons. I am pleased to offer, in Melbourne, modern parathyroid surgery services supported by current scientific evidence.
Do You Require an Endocrine Surgeon for thyroid or Parathyroid Specialist care?
If you are concerned about thyroid or parathyroid issues, please read further in the information pages on endocrine surgery. I have provided links to reliable sites if you are looking for more information. Contact me to learn more about the services offered as an endocrine surgeon in Melbourne. Read my credentials as a specialist parathyroid and thyroid surgeon here.