Endocrine Surgery Services
UC Irvine Health endocrine surgeons are experts in the diagnosis and surgical management of both benign and malignant disorders of the endocrine system, the complex network of glands that produce and release the hormones controlling many bodily functions.
Our specialists understand the needs of patients with endocrine disorders and they provide personalized care in a comforting and reassuring environment.
We use the most advanced surgical techniques to provide the most effective — and least invasive — ways to treat your endocrine disorder and help return you to normal activities as soon as possible, with minimal scarring.
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call 714-838-8408 or 714-456-7002.
Not all endocrine disorders require surgery. But when you are told you have a thyroid nodule or hyperparathyroidism, our surgical specialists can help you navigate the sometimes complicated pathway from diagnosis to treatment for the full range of endocrine conditions.
Understanding your options
Several disorders of the endocrine system have many different and equally effective treatment options. For example, Graves’ disease is a thyroid disorder that can be treated with medication, radiation or surgery. Our surgeons are skilled at helping you weigh your options, along with your values and preferences, and choose an individualized treatment plan that is right for you.
Whether a medical endocrinologist has recommended that you consult with a surgeon, you are seeking a second opinion or you have an endocrine disorder may eventually require surgery, our experts can help guide you every step of the way.
We offer a full spectrum of surgical care for endocrine diseases, including:
Our surgical endocrinologists are skilled in robot-assisted and laparoscopic techniques, paying particular attention to minimizing both the length and appearance of scars on the neck and elsewhere.
We diagnose and treat the full range of endocrine disorders and offer the following procedures:
- Adrenalectomy, both laparoscopic and open surgery
- Parathyroidectomy, both total and subtotal, using minimally invasive or open surgical techniques
- Thyroid lobectomy
- Recurrent thyroid cancer surgery
- Central and modified neck dissection
- Substernal goiter resection
- Fine-needle aspiration biopsy
- Neck ultrasound
Our surgical endocrinologists offer patients a level of individualized specialty surgical care in an academic setting that is unavailable elsewhere in Orange County. We use the most advanced methods and latest technologies to treat both cancerous and benign tumors.
Our specialists work closely with your primary care doctor or medical endocrinologist at each step, from diagnosis to cure. Our goal is to provide the most comprehensive care that meets your individual needs.
If you have an endocrinologist that you like and trust, our surgeons are happy to provide just the surgical portion of your care and let your endocrinologist take the lead when it comes to adjusting your medications after surgery.
If, however, you have recently been diagnosed with a problem such as a thyroid nodule or hyperparathyroidism, our surgeons can provide further assessment and treatment.
Time-saving consultation and testing
If needed, you can meet with a surgeon and get an ultrasound and even a thyroid biopsy nodule on the same day. This can save time and separate visits to multiple specialists.
Our specialists also are skilled at managing patients’ medications after surgery and they will follow up with you to ensure that your disorder is managed in a way that suits your personal health goals.
Our endocrine surgeons are dedicated to providing individualized care for all patients with endocrine disorders treated by surgery, with an emphasis on the least invasive treatment methods to help our patients return to their normal lives.
Our board-certified specialists include:
We see patients at UC Irvine Health — Tustin and UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, at both Pavilion I and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.
To schedule an appointment in Tustin, call 714-838-8408. To make an appointment in Orange, please call 714-456-7002.