Endocrine Surgery at the University of Michigan
Established in 1979, the Division of Endocrine Surgery at the University of Michigan was the first of its kind in the United States. Since that time, we have grown to become one of the largest endocrine surgery divisions in the country, performing over 1,000 endocrine surgery operations annually.
The Division of Endocrine Surgery at the University of Michigan is dedicated to the medical and surgical care of patients with thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, endocrine pancreas and gastrointestinal endocrine disorders. The division is comprised of experts in the field of endocrine surgery and provides exceptional patient care through multidisciplinary care teams, revolutionary use of technology, effective and proven surgical techniques and compassionate and caring physicians, nurses and staff.
We are dedicated to advancing the art and science of endocrine surgery through innovative laboratory and clinic research and our surgeons are actively involved in studies of thyroid cancer, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal cancer and drug development for cancer. We are also committed to the education of students, residents and fellows and the University of Michigan is the home to the Norman W. Thompson Fellowship in Endocrine Surgery, the first of its kind, since 1984.
Leaders in Endocrine Surgical Care
The Endocrine Surgery Division at the University of Michigan is focused on the surgical treatment of endocrine disease and the number of cases performed each year reflect the dedication of the physicians and staff to providing the state of the art care for our patients. Research studies have demonstrated that the number of cases performed by a surgeon and a hospital directly influence the outcomes and complications of surgery. The more of a particular procedure surgeons and hospitals perform the better the patient outcomes and the lower the rate of complications. The number of endocrine surgeries performed each year in the Endocrine Surgery Division means all of our surgeons possess a unique level of expertise in the field which means better outcomes for our patients.