Who We Are
The Division of Endocrine Surgery in the Department of Surgery at NYU was established in 2007 and is headed by Dr. Keith Heller to provide comprehensive, highly specialized care to patients requiring surgery for:
- Thyroid cancer and other thyroid tumors
- Multinodular Goiter
- Tumors of the adrenal gland and endocrine pancreas
- Hereditary Endocrine Tumor Syndromes
High Volume, Specialized Surgery
Recent research has demonstrated that the best outcomes and lowest rates of surgical complications are achieved by surgeons and medical centers that perform the highest volume of specialized surgical procedures. Surgeons in the Division of Endocrine Surgery at NYU are among the highest volume Endocrine Surgeons in the area.
We work closely in cooperation with colleagues in Endocrinology, Pathology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiology. This multidisciplinary team approach will assure that all patients will have available to them the most effective, up-to-date and individualized treatments for their disease.
Individualized Care and Research
In addition to treating patients with endocrine conditions, our mission includes ongoing clinical and scientific research projects to learn more about the natural history of thyroid cancer and the molecular changes that may make some cancers more aggressive than others. Through this type of research, we hope to be able to individualize patient care, identifying those patients who need to be treated more aggressively and those who perhaps do not need to be treated at all. We are constantly evaluating new surgical techniques to further decrease the risk of thyroid and parathyroid surgery and minimize patient discomfort.
The Division of Endocrine Surgery is also committed to the development of new clinical programs and the education of residents and fellows in this rapidly growing subspecialty of surgery. The Department of Surgery at NYU has one of the most prestigious surgical resident training programs in the country. All of our residents are trained in the techniques developed by members of the Division of Endocrine Surgery so they may incorporate these advances in their own practices when they finish surgical training.
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