Endocrine Surgery. Medical Care
Thyroid gland specialists.
Endocrine surgery deals with the operative therapy of diseases of the hormone-producing glands (in particular, the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands). It is a visceral surgery specialisation for which a separate, so-called organ-related working group exists within the German Visceral Surgery Society ("Deutsche Gesellschaft für Viszeralchirurgie"). This working group, the Endocrinology Surgery Working Group ("Chirurgische Arbeitsgemeinschaft Endokrinologie" - CAEK), examines endocrine surgery problems and developments during annual conferences and develops guidelines for diagnostics and therapy. In addition, it exchanges information with other specialist societies such as the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES) and the International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES). Endocrine surgery depends on close collaboration with other fields (close interdisciplinary orientation), in order to define the optimum therapeutic strategy for each case in cooperation with internists (endocrinologists) and radiologists (radiojodtherapy). Treatment of diseases of the central (hypophysis, epiphysis) endocrine organs and the gonads (ovaries, testes) is the remit of neurosurgery or gynaecology and urology.
The initial contact with our centre.
In our initial contact with you we will collate all the information about examinations to date, current treatment and current complaints acquired from in-depth discussions in order to determine the necessary treatment strategy. This takes place in collaboration with various specialists and always in close contact with the colleague who referred you to us. If we require additional examinations to clarify the strategy, we will organise these in our hospital, or contact your GP / specialist.
Spectrum of diseases of the thyroid glands.
Main focus thyroid gland operations.
Detailed personal information before the operation.
In general, you are then given an operation date and a detailed explanation of the pending intervention. Here you have the opportunity to inform yourself about the operation and the relevant risks and can ask all the questions that concern you in a calm atmosphere. A further appointment with the anaesthetist (so-called premedication) completes the initial preoperative measures. On the day of admission you will be awaited by our treatment team and informed of the further course of treatment. You also have the opportunity to ask any other questions you may have.
Operations to the latest standards with sparing OP techniques.
The operations are performed to the most recent standards. This leads to quick recovery and the after-care can be started soon. In our centre we work in close interdisciplinary collaboration with registered endocrinologists. In our clinic you are operated on by very experienced surgeons with expertise and great sensitivity. The particular location of the thyroid sets high requirements for a gentle, sparing operating technique, which protects the surrounding tissue and guarantees good cosmetic results. We take a lot time to deal with our patients. Doctors and nurses are prepared to listen to your fears and concerns. We want you to feel that you are in really good hands.
Only two clinics in Europe have this specialisation.
Apart from Schön Klinik Hamburg-Eilbek, a clinic in France is currently the only other to have specialised in endocrine disorders like our endocrine centre. The operations are performed with maximum care and to state-of-the-art standards. Patients are therefore able to recover from the operation faster and begin the necessary after-care as soon as possible.
Medical spectrum of the endocrine surgery.
Thyroid gland (thyroid gland operation)
- Overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism): Unifocal/ Multifocal autonomy (uni/multi-nodular toxic goitre), Grave's disease/Basedow's disease
- Swelling of the thyroid gland (struma/goitre): so-called endemic [iodine deficiency] goitre, benign tumours (adenoma)
- Malignant thyroid neoplasm: Thyroid carcinoma
Parathyroid glands (PTG)
- Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT): solitary/ multiple adenomas
- Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT)
- Benign neoplasm
- Malignant neoplasm (tumours)
Gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) endocrine system (GEP system)
- GEP tumours