The 21st Century Endocrine Surgeon

  • Nadine R. CaronEmail author
  • Tracy S. Wang
  • Cord Sturgeon
  • Orlo H. Clark


Surgeons who treat patients with thyroid cancer and other endocrine diseases have varied clinical backgrounds. Their training or clinical practice may be based in general surgery, otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, surgical oncology, urology (for adrenal tumors), or endocrine surgery. Regardless of the title and background, a surgeon specializing in endocrine disease has a role and responsibility far beyond the operating room. This chapter examines the specialist endocrine surgeon in the context of thyroid and other endocrine surgery.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadine R. Caron
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tracy S. Wang
    • 2
  • Cord Sturgeon
    • 3
  • Orlo H. Clark
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of British ColumbiaPrince GeorgeCanada
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Section of Endocrine SurgeryMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Section of Endocrine SurgeryNorthwestern UniversityChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryUniversity of California, San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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