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The Program evaluates and treats endocrine surgical disorders using leading diagnostic methods and innovative surgical and nonsurgical techniques. Our endocrine surgeons provide diagnosis and treatment for patients with common and complex endocrine surgical problems, such as:

  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Graves' disease
  • Goiter

Adrenal tumors

  • Benign
  • Malignant
  • Hormone-producing
    • Pheochromocytoma
    • Cortisol-producing tumors
    • Aldosterone-producing tumors
    • Virilizing/feminizing tumors

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

  • Insulinoma
  • Gastrinoma
  • Glucagonoma
  • Other hormone-producing pancreatic tumors

Inherited endocrine tumor syndromes

  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia
  • Von Hippel Lindau Syndrome

Diagnostic and therapeutic treatment of the conditions include:

  • Minimally invasive thyroidectomy
  • Neck lymph node dissections
  • Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
  • Laparoscopic and open adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic and open pancreatic procedures

Other Resources

Our Program, like all services offered at Northwestern, aims to provide the ideal patient experience, which means putting our patients first. We are looking forward to making your experience the best it can be. Below are useful websites on endocrine disorders for health professionals and patients alike.


To schedule an appointment with one of our endocrinology physicians for the first time, call the Physician Referral Department at 1-877-926-4664 or request a first time appointment online.

Last UpdateOctober 26, 2012


To make an appointment with a physician, please call 1-877-926-4664.

New patients can request an appointment online.