Patient Education Site
Find out about diseases of the parathyroid glands, thyroid gland, adrenal glands, and neuroendocrine system.Link to Patient Education
The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES) is dedicated to the advancement of the science and art of endocrine surgery. Our members have clinical expertise in and research interests that focus on endocrine surgical diseases. They are certified by either the American Board of Surgery of the United States, the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada or the equivalent governing boards in Mexico and South America. Our membership has recently expanded to include international leaders in endocrine surgery and allied specialists that have demonstrated a similar focus of practice. The AAES is committed to providing surgical expertise in diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands as well as in neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas and GI tract. Our goal is to discover and promote the best treatments for endocrine disease to help improve our patients' lives.
For more information please visit us at www.endocrinesurgery.org
The thyroid gland is an important organ that secretes a hormone (thyroid hormone), which controls the body's metabolism. Thyroid hormone affects many bodily functions including heart contractility, gastrointestinal motility, and bone mineralization/turnover, among others. These functions are increased...Read More
Almost anything removed from the body during an operation is sent to the pathology laboratory where it is examined under the microscope for abnormalities. Sometimes this is performed during the operation, and is called a frozen section examination. More typically, careful analysis and special testing...Read More
Papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) is the most common type of thyroid cancer making up to 70-80% of all thyroid cancer cases, while Follicular and Hürthle cell cancers represent the second most common. PTC can sometimes spread to the lymph nodes of the neck and those can be surgically removed along with...Read More