Conditions We Treat
Our surgeons perform endocrine operations regularly and offer you individualized treatment and compassionate care for whatever condition and symptoms you are experiencing. We treat benign and malignant disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands as well as pancreatic and gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors that produce digestive hormones related to the endocrine system.
Our multidisciplinary team will provide you with a thorough consultation and treatment that is fast and effective. For all your thyroid and parathyroid concerns, a team of endocrinologists, surgeons, radiologists and pathologists will partner with specialists in other related disciplines to create a personalized treatment plan for you.
If you need laboratory tests, ultrasound or a thyroid biopsy, we will do it on the spot. We provide immediate preliminary results of your biopsy and will discuss in detail, the best approach for managing your condition. We can also set up radiology and nuclear medicine consultations if that will be helpful in diagnosing or treating your condition.
Additionally, the Mount Sinai Thyroid Center provides experts who take a multi-discpilinary approach to the treatment of thyroid disease. The Center has dedicated patient navigators who will coordinate your care seamlessly across all the experts that your condition requires.
No matter what you need, our team is here to help you.
Collaborative Initiatives and International Expertise
Multiple specialties are involved in your care when you have endocrine disease: surgery, endocrinology, and nuclear medicine, and possibly radiation and medical oncology as needed. Other specialists who are important to your diagnosis include cytopathologists (studies disease at the cellular level), pathologists (studies causes and effects of disease), and radiologists (uses X-rays and other radiation to diagnose and treat disease).
We believe that the best care for your condition is through a coordinated multidisciplinary team approach. Therefore, if you have an advanced form of thyroid or adrenal cancer, we will review your case at our monthly Thyroid and Adrenal Tumor Board meetings. At this meeting, our multidisciplinary panel of experts will do a thorough review of your pathology, imaging, and prior treatment. Our goal is to have an informed discussion and decide the best next steps for your diagnosis and therapeutic treatment. It is to your advantage to have the insights from each of the specialists to ensure that you receive the best care for your condition.
Conditions We Treat:
- Adrenal nodules-hyperfunctiong (excessive hormonal function) or non-functioning (normal hormonal function). Learn more about adrenal gland disorders and treatments.
- Adrenal adenomas and adrenocortical cancer—benign or malignant adrenal tumors which may disrupt hormonal balance. Learn more about adrenal gland disorders and treatments.
- Pheochromocytoma and associated genetic disorders—sporadic (not inherited) and hereditary (inherited) disorders leading to adrenal tumors and hormonal imbalance. Learn more about adrenal gland disorders and treatments.
- Cushing’s syndrome—a condition of your adrenal glands that make excessive cortisol which is one of the stress hormones in your body which may lead to weight gain, easy bruising, and in many cases, osteoporosis, diabetes and hypertension. Learn more about adrenal gland disorders and treatments.
- Hyperparathyroidism—over-production the parathyroid hormone leading to an elevation in blood calcium levels. Learn more about parathyroid gland disorders and treatments.
- Parathyroid cancer—malignant growth on the parathyroid glands. Learn more about parathyroid gland disorders and treatments.
- Hyperthyroidism—over-production of thyroid hormone secondary to a nodule or a diffuse hyperfunction of the thyroid gland. Learn more about thyroid gland disorders and treatments.
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis—an autoimmune condition that is very common and often leads thyroid dysfunction and inflammation induced discomfort or compressive symptoms. Learn more about thyroid gland disorders and treatments.
- Graves’ disease—an autoimmune condition leading to hyperthyroidism and diffusely enlarged thyroid gland. Learn more about thyroid gland disorders and treatments.
- Thyroid nodules, benign and malignant—thyroid nodules are made up of cells that form a lump on the thyroid gland which may or may not require surgery. Nodules may be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Learn more about thyroid gland disorders and treatments.
- Goiters—a benign enlargement of the thyroid gland that may cause breathing and swallowing difficulty.
- Thyroid cancers—malignant growth on the thyroid glands.
- Pediatric thyroid and parathyroid disease—conditions in children. Learn more about pediatric thyroid and parathyroid treatments.
- Gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors, carcinoid tumors—growths in the digestive tract.
- Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) syndromes—rare, inherited disorders with abnormal growths and dysfunction of multiple endocrine organs.
- Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (insulinoma, gastrinoma, etc)—slow-growing tumors of the pancreas causing distinct hormonal abnormalities. Tumors may be benign or malignant.