Endocrine Surgery

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Endocrine Surgery Specialist Melbourne

Endocrine Surgery


Endocrine SurgeryAs a qualified specialist in endocrine surgery, A/Prof. James Lee endeavours to provide the best quality care on your journey to recovery.

What is endocrine surgery?

When we bring it down to basics, endocrine surgery is a surgical subspecialty that centres around the endocrine organ system, focusing on the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands, the adrenal glands and the endocrine pancreas.

The endocrine organ system is made up of glands that produce hormones for our body. This is important for our health because hormones are the chemical messengers of the human body. This system has an influence on nearly every function of the body.

What does the endocrine system do?

  • Releases hormones into the bloodstream that travel to cells throughout the body.
  • Controls organ functions such as growth, development, metabolism, blood pressure, stress response, calcium balance, and much more.
  • Regulates hormone levels affected by stress, infection and electrolyte balances in the blood.

Surgical intervention

Endocrine surgeons operate on the endocrine glands. The glands include: the thyroid gland, the parathyroid glands, the adrenal glands and the endocrine pancreas. The reason why someone might require surgical intervention, is to operate on these glands due to endocrine irregularities or diseases such as:

  • Thyroid mass
  • Multinodular goitre
  • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
  • Graves’ disease (overactive thyroid)
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid gland/s)
  • Cushing’s syndrome (high cortisol levels for a long time)
  • Functional adrenal tumour
  • Adrenal cancer
  • Many more

Endocrine Surgery with A/Prof. James Lee

A/Prof. James Lee offers a wide range of endocrine services which can address many health issues. The endocrine services we offer are as follows:


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All surgical procedures carry risks. Before proceeding, you should consult a surgeon with a FRACS qualification. For endocrine procedures, you should consult a member of ANZ Endocrine Surgeons.