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"When I returned to the ward after surgery for a parathyroid adenoma, I was looked after very well by the nursing staff and the very professional attitude of the trainee nurses was also notable."  Mrs EL

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Integrated system of small organs that involve the release of hormones which regulate metabolism, growth and development and tissue function.

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Surgical Services

Endocrine and Thyroid Surgery

Contact: (0191) 282 5549 - Secretary to Mr R Bliss, Consultant Endocrine Surgeon

The Endocrine and Thyroid Surgical Unit based here in Newcastle is the third largest of its kind in the UK. Our thyroid cancer service has recently won Oncology Team of the Year in the national ‘Hospital Doctor of the Year Awards’ in recognition of the high standards of treatment we provide and close collaboration of all disciplines, including the involvement of patient groups.

You can be referred to the service by your GP or by another hospital doctor, and we see patients from the whole of Northern England including as far afield as Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire, with some children coming to our care from southern Scotland.

The North East's provider of specialist care and treatment

We treat all types of conditions affecting the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and pancreas and liaise closely with many other clinical colleagues, such as endocrinology physicians, pathologists, radiologists and oncologists, to ensure we deliver the highest possible standard of care for each and every patient we see.

We are the regional provider of specialist surgical treatment for all thyroid, adrenal, parathyroid and other endocrine related cancers. We also carry out laparoscopic surgery for some cases of phaeochromocytoma,  a tumour that occurs in the centre of the adrenal gland, and paragangliomas, tumours which can be found in the abdomen, thorax, or head and neck region.

Our Thyroid Cancer Nurse Specialist will ensure you receive all the support and guidance you need to help manage your condition throughout your treatment.

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