Surgical Oncology

Endocrine Surgery

The endocrine system consists of glands that produce hormones. Hormones help to regulate body systems, such as metabolism (digestion), breathing/temperature and sexual development. Tumors growing in the glands can affect hormone production and their associated systems. Endocrine tissue is also found elsewhere in the body, such as in the pancreas tract, and these cells may grow into benign or malignant tumors. Jennifer Cannon, MD, leads our effort in the care of patients with endocrine tumors.

Treatment for Endocrine Tumors at Wake Forest 

Our surgical oncologists specialize in minimally invasive surgical procedures to remove tumors from the endocrine system. We work with physicians from other specialties, including radiology and nuclear medicine, to treat:

  • Adrenal gland tumors
  • Thyroid gland tumors
  • Parathyroid gland tumors
  • Carcinoid tumors of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Insulin- or gastrin-producing pancreatic tumors

Learn more about endocrine surgery at Wake Forest

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