University of Chicago Medicine surgeons are internationally recognized for their expertise in treating complicated endocrine disorders, including diseases that affect the:

  • Adrenal glands
  • Pancreas

  • Parathyroid
  • Thyroid

Our surgeons perform hundreds of endocrine surgeries every year — taking on complex cases that only the most experienced surgeons can handle. Whenever possible, they use minimally invasive surgical approaches, operating through small incisions. As a result, scarring and pain are reduced, and patients recover faster.

Importantly, our surgeons actively collaborate with other medical experts at UChicago Medicine to ensure patients receive a full spectrum of care. For instance, our expert team provides comprehensive risk assessments for endocrine cancer, including genetic tests, as well as a full range of cancer treatment options, including medication and radiation.

What to Know About Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine Surgery Resources 

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Endocrine Cancer

Our doctors understand what makes cancer treatment effective –experience, teamwork and technology.

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Neuroendocrine Tumors

We provide a specialized, team approach to treating neuroendocrine tumors, also known as NETs.

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Endocrine Genetics Clinic

Certified genetic counselor and endocrine surgery experts offer comprehensive risk assessment.

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Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

Our VHL center harnesses the combined expertise of specialists from 13 clinical areas for unparalleled care.

Meet Our Endocrine Surgery Team