Endocrine surgeons perform a range of operations on the thyroid and other glands of the endocrine system. Since endocrine dysfunction affects the function of all internal organs, endocrine surgeons interact closely with specialists in other fields. Modern surgical techniques used by endocrinologists at GMS Hospital include low-impact methods such as endoscopy, ensuring successful treatment for various pathologies of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands.
Diseases of the endocrine glands are often difficult to detect, as they may resemble other disorders, and are often discovered only in quite advanced stages. A visit to an endocrinologist is needed if the following symptoms occur:
Many endocrine pathologies, if detected in time, can be fully cured by conservative means. Systematic hormone replacement therapy may be necessary, and some conditions require surgical treatment. With early diagnosis and a carefully selected course of therapy, most endocrine diseases can be controlled or completely cured. You can make an appointment with an endocrine surgeon at GMS Hospital on the website or by phone.
The procedures performed by endocrine surgeons to treat diseases of the thyroid, thymus and adrenal glands include the following operations:
The endocrine surgeon will select the treatment strategy that achieves the best clinical outcome with minimal trauma to the patient.
To obtain a complete picture of the disease, the doctor will perform a comprehensive examination, including:
Based on the test results, the endocrine surgeons at GMS Hospital will make an accurate diagnosis, prescribe the necessary treatment, and monitor the patient’s progress.
At the initial consultation the surgical endocrinologist will:
Following the examination, the doctor will have the patient undergo a number laboratory tests and analyses. Based the results of these tests the doctor will make a final diagnosis, determine the scope of the surgical intervention, perform the operation, and develop and monitor the patient’s rehabilitation and recovery.
Endocrine surgeons at GMS Hospital use various methods of surgical intervention, successfully performing both traditional and endoscopic operations and using low-impact methods such as TOETVA and MIVAT. Our specialists perform the following interventions on the endocrine glands:
Most operations are performed with minimally invasive endoscopic instruments, which contributes to the patient’s speedy recovery.
If you are referred for consultation to an endocrine surgeon, this does not mean that an operation is inevitable. The treatment strategy is determined based on the results of a comprehensive set of tests and analyses. If during diagnosis it is established that the disease can be controlled and treated conservatively, the doctor will prescribe a course of hormone therapy.
If an operation is required, the endocrine surgeon will select the most appropriate option, explain in detail the stages of the operation and possible risks, carry out all preoperative steps, and set a date for the surgery and subsequent hospitalization.
I want to thank you all so much for making my stay in hospital so bearable. You are all so professional and dedicated and it was a pleasure to spend time with you all even under those unusual circumstances.
I am now home and being cared for by my family as well as my own doctor so all is as well. Hopefully I will be up and about soon.
Once again, many thanks and suffice to say, I will never forget you and your staff did for me.
Best wishes always.
Dr Alexey Rykunov, MD
Head of Trauma and Orthopedics department
Global Medical Systems
Greetings from South Africa,
This is a follow up to our recent stay at GMS where my wife Merle Step had a complete Hip replacement by you recently.
She stood up to the return trip to South Africa very well and is able move around with the aid of a walker without difficulty. I took her to our local General Practitioner on Friday, with all your reports and X-Ray plates. He commented that he was very happy with the excellent procedures that you carried out and felt that she was in excellent professional hands while at GMS. He has referred her to an orthopedic surgeon for a final checkup and stitch removal. Also she is to go to Physo for further manipulation.
From both of us we cannot express our gratitude enough for the professional service, helpful administrative as well as nursing staff that attended to our needs while at GMS. We will always look back and always remember the Russian people for their friendly assistance to two complete strangers from another part of the world. In turn Russia will always be in our hearts and we will be good Ambassadors for your great country and federation.
Please pass on our greetings and thanks to a few that I remember by names, if I have left anyone out I apologies.
Irina Boeva Chief Medical Coordinator
Denis Sidorchuk Medical Coordinator
Ronnie Pangilinan Physo
We would like to take this opportunity to wish you every success in your chosen profession and GMS does get global worldwide recognition as an intuition of repute.
Best of luck
Anthony and Merle Step
Many thanks to Dr. Oleg Sergeevich Abramov, who performed a surgery and helped me cure a severe case of odontogenic sinusitis.
Dr. Abramov is extremely competent and polite, a true professional with a rare set of skills. I have already recommended him to a colleague of mine and will recommend again.
I am writing to you, on behalf of my wife Helen and myself, to thank all the staff of GMS clinic for the help and support you gave us during our stay in Moscow.
Since, I am ashamed that admit that I speak no Russian, I hope that you will be willing to translate this for the members of the GMS staff who do not speak English.
My own doctor seems pleased with the progress I am making. I still have a dressing on one of the wounds where the stitches may have been removed prematurely before I left the clinic but the others are fine and healing well.
Being ill and requiring surgery in another country will always be something of an ordeal, but the calm reassuring atmosphere in the GMS clinic did much to make us feel better about the experience. The administrative staff at reception was kind as well as efficient and their efforts on our behalf are something that we will never forget. We would also like to thank the cooks for the excellent food they prepared. We regret that we did not get the opportunity to meet them but we greatly appreciated their efforts and, after almost a week without normal food, I particularly enjoyed being able to choose from their extensive menu. Please forgive me for not always doing justice to the meals served but it has taken some time for my appetite to return to normal. We would also like to thank the room attendants for serving our meals so well and keeping our room so clean and tidy. Just as important for us, when so far from home, was that they always did so with a gracious smile. We looked forward to their visits and would like to thank them for being so remarkably patient when we tried to talk to them. We would also like to thank the several kind nurses who cared for me so diligently. I do not believe that I could not have enjoyed more attentive nursing anywhere else in the world and will never forget you. The several doctors who attended me at various stages also need to be thanked. I am grateful to them all but hope that they will forgive me for singling out Dr Constantin Dimitri for a particular mention. His patience, as he explained to me so well in English both what was happening to my body following the operation, and what he and the rest of the medical team were doing - and why – was particularly appreciated and helpful to me during my recovery.
Many, many thanks to you all.
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