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How can surgery treat endocrine system diseases?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Surgery can be used to treat endocrine system diseases by eliminating tumors that may have caused damage to endocrine glands like the adrenal glands or the pituitary gland. Surgery can also be used to take out overactive glands. After surgery, you may still need to take medication to manage your disorder.

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