UOC Endocrine Surgery
The Endocrine Surgery Unit surgically treats the main cancers affecting the following endocrine glands: thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and endocrine pancreas. The Unit also treats pluriendocrine syndromes, such as MEN and VHL.
Surgical procedures are performed according to the most advanced protocols, using minimally invasive techniques wherever possible. Our surgeons have specific expertise to cover the different endocrine surgical areas, in order to offer a targeted, effective and personalized service.
Our outpatient activity offers a clear, shared and personalized treatment path to each patient. The clinical situation of the patient is discussed and evaluated in a multidisciplinary framework that involves other professionals specialized in the different aspects of diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disease, in particular of endocrine cancer (oncologists, radiotherapists, radiologists, nuclear physicians, pathologists), according to the specific diagnostic therapeutic pathways (PDTA).
Particular attention is paid to post-operative management pathways that are set up following the most modern protocols, aimed at minimizing the effects of surgical trauma, favoring a prompt return to daily activities and improving the quality of life of the patient. In this sense, specialists, such as psychologists and nutritionists, collaborate with the unit and support patients at all stages of the surgical treatment path. The Endocrine Surgery Unit also collaborates in both clinical and translational research by participating in institutional, national and international study protocols.
The conditions treated in this unit include: endocrine/neuroendocrine hereditary cancers, neuroendocrine tumors and thyroid cancer.