Endocrine Surgery is a relatively modern and quite an advanced medical speciality that has garnered pace in the last two decades for treating various anomalies and health conditions related to endocrine glands.Read More
Endocrine Surgery is a relatively modern and quite an advanced medical speciality that has garnered pace in the last two decades for treating various anomalies and health conditions related to endocrine glands.
We all know that hormones play a crucial role in both our physical and mental wellbeing and they are produced by many parts in the human body. However, the group of major glands that form the endocrine system include – thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pituitary, hypothalamus and some neuroendocrine glands that secrete hormones for triggering a specific response in other cells of the body. Hormones are like chemical messengers that get secreted directly into blood for aiding in countless number of bodily processes and functions like appetite regulation, growth, fluid balance, weight control et al and any amount of discrepancies in these can play a havoc with the health.
The most common endocrine disorders that are being vastly reported these days belong to the malfunctioning of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, thymus, pancreatic and breast. Contrary to the belief, not all endocrine disorders would need a surgical intervention, as many can be managed with the help of medications.
However, in severe cases an expert endocrine surgeon is required to restore the proper functioning of the gland and to regulate the hormonal disorders. The Department of Endocrine Surgery at Dr Rela Hospital caters to the patients suffering from endocrine related medical conditions and aids them in finding a solace from many chronic ailments.
Who Needs To Visit An Endocrine Surgeon?
The speciality of endocrine system is super vast and patients dealing with severe hormonal disorders may need the care of an endocrine surgeon. The following are the few conditions in which an endocrine surgeon needs to step in. However, we recommend visiting the specialist in person to understand if a surgical intervention is actually required.
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Thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland located in the lower region at the front portion of the neck. The gland rich in numerous blood vessels secrets quite a few number of hormones, called thyroid hormones of which thyroxine also known as T4 plays a major role. Its functioning includes metabolic growth, maintaining proper body temperature and plays a pivotal role in brain development in the childhood.
The thyroid disorders can range from excessive or minimal secretions of hormones, harmless goitre or thyroid cancer. An endocrine surgeon may recommend various invasive treatments depending on the severity of the condition, mostly to prevent various chronic ailments and to better the quality of life.
Breast located on the upper ventral region of the humans, serves as the mammary gland in case of females for feeding milk to the babies. Contrary to the belief that only women develop breasts, men too have it and are developed from the same embryological tissues.
In certain cases, an endocrinology surgeon is required, mostly while treating breast surgery cases.