Endocrine

Your primary physician or endocrinologist may refer you to a surgeon if you have one of the complex disease processes of the thyroid, parathyroid or other endocrine organ.  Your first visit with your surgeon will include a discussion of all your surgical options.

We offer expertise in surgical management of thyroid cancer including neck dissection with the most current technology involving laryngeal nerve monitoring during surgery.  We also perform minimally invasive parathyroidectomies.

The Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland, shaped like a butterfly, sits just below the skin and several thin muscle layers in the lower part of the neck. It’s attached to the deeper neck structures (trachea and voice box) and moves up when we swallow. The thyroid gland secretes hormones that control a variety of systems all through out life including our metabolism, growth and development. Each year about 35,000 Americans are diagnosed with thyroid cancer. It is about 2 to 4 times more common in women than in men, and is most prevalent between ages 25 and 65. All thyroid cancers develop first as a small lump (nodule) in the thyroid gland; however, most nodules are not cancerous.

 The Parathyroid Gland

The parathyroid glands are located at the front and base of the neck at the 4 corners of the thyroid gland. The glands produce parathyroid hormone (PTH), which regulates calcium balance in the body by increasing absorption of calcium in the intestines, re-absorption in the kidneys and release of calcium from our bones into the blood stream. It controls the production of the active form of Vitamin D (Vit D3) in the kidney, which is what helps absorption of calcium in the intestines.

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First Surgical Office Locations

Oakland Office
365 Hawthorne Ave, #101
Oakland, Ca 94609
Ph# 510-465-5523
Fax# 510-832-6061

Berkeley Office
2999 Regent St #700
Berkeley, Ca 94705
Ph# 510-486-0818
Fax# 510-486-0819

Hayward Office
27001 Calaroga Ave, #4
Hayward, Ca 94544
Ph# 510-732-5731
Fax# 510-732-5739

Chinatown Office
388 9th St #218B
Oakland, Ca 94607
Ph# 510-839-0298 
Fax# 510-839-4389

Bariatrics Office (Summit South)
3100 Summit St, #2600
Oakland, Ca 94609
Ph# 510-869-8972
Fax# 510-869-6989


Comprehensive Cancer Center
2001 Dwight Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
Ph# 510-204-1634
Fax# 510-204-5749