Endocrine Surgery

The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth, and sexual development.

The amount of hormones produced by each gland is carefully balanced. Too much or too little of a certain hormone can have effects throughout the body and cause various endocrine disorders. Many of the hormones produced by the endocrine glands interact with each other to maintain balance.

Evaluation and Treatments

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s endocrinology program is widely recognized as a leading clinical and research center for the accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of conditions related to endocrine metabolism. Patients suffering from endocrine disorders can expect to be treated with compassion at UT Southwestern, while receiving the most sophisticated medical services available.

Our endocrinology service offers patients advanced treatments for diabetes, lipid metabolism conditions (such as cholesterol and triglycerides), and neuroendocrine disorders (thyroid).

We have one of the largest academic physician practices in the nation and are a major referral center for patients with the most complex neuroendocrine conditions. Our clinicians work in unison with our researchers to provide patients with the most up-to-date therapeutic interventions for endocrinology disorders.

Endocrine Robotic Surgery 

Our highly trained robotic surgeons can perform minimally invasive endocrine robotic surgery to: 

  • Remove adrenal gland tumors
  • Treat Cushing's disease
  • Remove neuroendocrine tumors 
  • Remove pancreatic tumors
  • Perform splenectomy.

Our Specialists

Our skilled physicians offer the most advanced therapies and procedures available for the surgical treatment of endocrine disorders. We routinely treat problems of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands, as well as endocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. Our expert physicians employ the latest in minimally invasive surgical techniques whenever possible so that patients will benefit from smaller incisions, decreased pain and scarring, and reduced postoperative recovery time.