What is an endocrine surgeon?


An endocrinologist is a doctor who surgical specialist who concentrates on problems of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and other endocrine glands. The endocrine glands secrete hormones which affect aspects of metabolism and the reproductive systems. An endocrine surgeon will most likely take a history of your symptoms and a family history, before ordering blood tests and imaging to make a diagnosis. Further treatment may involve an operation on the endocrine glands.


When to see an endocrine surgeon?

Endocrine disorders are wide-ranging and are therefore accompanied by a wide range of symptoms. Common symptoms include fatigue, weakness and joint or muscle pain. You may be referred to see an endocrine surgeon if you have noticed these or any other changes in your health or disposition. You may also see an endocrine surgeon if you have previously been diagnosed with an endocrine condition and have noticed a change in your symptoms, or need regular appointments to manage your conditions.