The Endocrine System And Our Surgical Options

Nurick Surgical Institute provides a range of surgical options for patients needing skilled care. The endocrine system includes numerous organs and glands that produce hormones to manage many complex functions. Our response to stress, injury, and mood are affected by these hormones. Our metabolism, energy level, growth and development, and reproduction systems are also reliant on these hormones to function properly. Dr. Harvey Nurick and our team are here in Riverside, CA, when you need endocrine surgery services.

In the realm of endocrine surgery our group provides a total of 70 years’ experience with thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and pancreatic endocrine neoplasms incorporating the most up to date technologies for minimally invasive, surgical, laparoscopic and robotic surgery.  We have spearheaded the use of these technical adjuncts through our relationship with hospital administration bringing a higher level of care to our community.

Each element of the endocrine system is involved in the production of hormones. These hormones affect one or more areas or functions of our body. Some components of the endocrine system are:

  • Hypothalamus – Found at the base of the brain near the crossover point of the optic nerves. This organ produces hormones that regulate the pituitary gland’s release of hormones. It also controls temperature, appetite, sleep, and blood pressure.
  • Pineal Body – Located just below the brain, this gland is about the size of a pea and regulates the function of other endocrine glands.
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid – Found below the larynx on the front of the neck, the thyroid serves a major role in regulating our metabolism. The parathyroid is involved in regulating the balance of calcium in the body.
  • Thymus – Found in the upper chest, this gland is essential in the production of white blood cells. This makes the thymus a major player in our immune system.
  • Adrenal Gland – Found atop each kidney, this gland produces epinephrine and corticosteroid hormones used in regulating our metabolism and blood pressure.
  • Pancreas – This gland is found behind the stomach. As its location suggests, it’s involved in digestion and the production of insulin and glucagon.
  • Ovary – These organs are the production site of progesterone and estrogen, as well as containing eggs.
  • Testis – These organs produce sperm and testosterone

There are numerous concerns that can affect these glands. Some of these medical concerns can be effectively treated with surgical options. We’re dedicated to providing MI (minimally invasive) surgical options that provide faster recovery times and shorter hospital stays. Some concerns we treat with endocrine surgery include:

  • Parathyroid disease 
  • Thyroid disease
  • Adrenal disease
  • Pancreas endocrine tumors
  • Carcinoid and intestinal neuroendocrine tumors
  • Familial neuroendocrine syndromes

Endocrine surgeries can be complex, so it’s essential that you have a skilled and respected surgeon handling your condition.

Reach Out To Nurick Surgical Institute For More Information

When you have medical concerns involving your endocrine system, surgery may be an option for treatment. You can learn more about the surgical options available and what role they can play in treating your condition. You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Harvey Nurick and our team at our offices in Riverside, CA. During your visit, your full medical history will be gone over, and your symptoms discussed. Based on this information, Dr. Nurick will determine if surgery is appropriate in your case and will develop a plan of treatment to address them.

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