Surgical Endocrine Disorders Center

Leading edge treatment for endocrine disorders

Children’s Medical Center is among a few hospitals providing leading-edge treatment for children with endocrine disorders and houses the only pediatric Surgical Endocrine Disorders Center in Texas.

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At the forefront of combating rare endocrine disorders is Dr. Michael Skinner, pediatric surgeon at Children’s, who is world-renowned for performing intricate pediatric endocrine surgical procedures. Dr. Skinner is a leader in researching ways to improve outcomes for his patients and has authored or contributed to the leading textbooks on endocrine surgical procedures. Together with his team of specialists, the center is dedicated to treating children with endocrine disorders who may need surgical expertise.

When dealing with the endocrine system, highly specialized care is vital to a successful outcome. The expert team diagnoses, evaluates and treats children with thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal gland lesions, lesions of the pancreas, thyroid cancer and multiple endocrine neoplasia. In addition, one of only a handful of pediatric cytopathologists nationally is on staff at the Surgical Endocrine Disorders Center. This allows for test results to have a rapid turnaround time and tissue diagnosis to occur with minimal risk to the patient.

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