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Endocrine Glands

Thyroid gland

Hyperthyroidism
Thyroid nodule
Thyroid cancer
Multinodular goiter

Parathyroid glands/Hyperparathyroidism 

The parathyroid glands are uniquely charged with control of calcium homeostasis (equilibrium) through the production of parathyroid hormone (PTH) which is active at the level of the bones, kidneys, and gastrointestinal tract. Disorders involving the parathyroid gland may include benign or inherited conditions of overfunction – hyperparathyroidism – and rare malignant conditions of overfunction – parathyroid cancer. For more information: http://www.endocrine.niddk.nih.gov/pubs/hyper/hyper.htm 

Adrenal Glands 

The multiple hormones produced by the adrenal glands impact organs and tissues throughout the body. As a result, patients with adrenal disorders require medical expertise from a variety of specialists. We take pride in being able to meet the highly specific testing and treatment needs of our patients. Our facilities are equipped with the most advanced surgical equipment available. Tulane is equipped with the newest da Vinci® Surgical System: the da Vinci Si®, state-of-the-art robotic technology. The da Vinci Si® gives surgeons precision, dexterity and control that enable a minimally invasive approach for adrenal surgery while minimizing blood loss and the amount of time that a patient needs to stay in the hospital. For more information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/adrenalglanddisorders.html 

Endocrine Pancreas 

 

Tulane University, Department of Surgery, 1430 Tulane Ave. SL-22 New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5128 surgery@tulane.edu