Endocrine Surgery

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Weill Cornell Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine surgery is a special field of surgery that focuses on the management of problems (principally benign and malignant tumors) of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands, as well as endocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract and the pancreas. The goals of the Section of Endocrine Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center are to provide excellent patient care and advance knowledge of diseases of these glands through research and education.

The Section of Endocrine Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell was formed in 1996 with the arrival of Thomas J. Fahey III, M.D. Dr. Fahey graduated from Cornell University Medical College and did his general surgery residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Upon completion of the general surgery residency Dr. Fahey accepted a position as a fellow in Endocrine Surgery at the world-renowned Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He returned to the United States to a faculty position in the Gastrointestinal and Endocrine Surgery Division at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he remained until he returned to New York in 1996.

The clinical focus of the Section of Endocrine Surgery is to employ Minimally Invasive Techniques to provide superb care. To this end, thyroid and parathyroid surgery is performed under local or regional anesthesia using small incisions. Adrenal tumors are approached via laparoscopic techniques whenever possible.