Surgical Endocrine Disorders
What We Treat
Endocrine tumors, benign or malignant, arise in the glands of the endocrine system, which includes the thyroid, adrenal, pituitary and parathyroid gland. These glands produce hormones vital for the body’s growth, metabolism and sexual development.
Children’s is known for providing leading-edge treatment for children with endocrine disorders, and now the hospital has the only pediatric Surgical Endocrine Disorders Center in Texas.
When dealing with the endocrine system, highly specialized care is vital to a successful outcome. Expert nurses at the center are committed to staying in contact with the family. With a pediatric cytopathologist on staff at Children’s, test results have a rapid turnaround time and tissue diagnosis occurs with minimal risk to the patient. The team at Children’s is at the forefront of combating rare endocrine disorders and has an international reputation for performing pediatric endocrine surgical procedures, a key component of the hospital’s path to preeminence.
At Children’s, a team including pediatric radiologists and endocrinologists diagnose, evaluate and treat these tumors. Available services include, but are not limited to, radiology imaging, laboratory tests, biopsies (performed under anesthesia by a pediatric anesthesiologist), surgical procedures, inpatient care and consultation with other pediatric subspecialists.