Endocrine surgery is a specialty that treats both benign and malignant (cancerous) diseases of the endocrine system. This includes the thyroid, parathyroid glands, the adrenal glands, certain tumors of the pancreas, some kinds of tumors in the gastrointestinal tract as well as a number of familial disorders (genetic diseases) that are characterized by endocrine tumors.
Endocrine surgeons are specially trained in both the medical pathophysiology of these diseases, as well as the surgical treatment of them. They work closely with medical endocrinologists, as well as radiologists, oncologists, and nuclear medicine specialists to ensure that patients receive a multi-disciplinary, multi-expert approach to their treatment.
Jennifer Cannon, MD, is a fellowship-trained endocrine surgeon and is board certified in both General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. She is a candidate member of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons; she is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Additional information for patients with Thyroid cancer and their families can be found at the Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc. website.
For more information on endocrine surgical diseases go to The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons website and click patient information logo on the right side of the home page.