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  • Endocrine Surgery

  • Endocrine Surgery at Rhode Island Hospital
    593 Eddy Street
    Providence, RI 02903

    Telephone: 401-223-0962
    Fax: 401-861-1272

    The endocrine surgery department specializes in the operative management of diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and endocrine pancreas.

    • Thyroid 
      The department specializes in surgeon-performed ultrasound of the thyroid and ultrasound-guided biopsy of thyroid nodules, which can be performed at the time of initial consultation.

    • Parathyroid 
      Parathyroidectomy for primary hyperparathyroidism is routinely performed through a small 3 cm incision, with minimal post-operative pain. Most patients return home the same day.  Surgeon-performed ultrasound is routinely used for pre-operative parathyroid localization.

    • Adrenal 
      Adrenal diseases include hormone secreting tumors that can cause Cushings syndrome, pheochromocytoma, and hyperaldosteronism. Rarely adrenal tumors are primary adrenal cortical cancers or metastases from other primary tumors. The department specializes in laparoscopic adrenalectomy, which can be performed via either a trans-abdominal approach or a retroperitoneal approach

    • Pancreas 
      Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors include gastrinomas, insulinomas, and other rare functioning tumors, as well as non-secreting tumors. The department specializes in the complex evaluation and management of these neoplasms.

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    For more information about the division of endocrine surgery at Rhode Island Hospital, please call 401-444-4550.