Section of Endocrine Surgery


The Endocrine Surgery Section of the Division of GI, Trauma & Endocrine Surgery provides expertise and comprehensive care for thyroid nodules and cancer, thyrotoxicosis, hyperparathyroidism, adrenal neoplasms, pancreas neuroendocrine tumors, gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors, and multiple endocrine neoplasia.
Maria Albuja-Cruz, MD, FACS

Maria Albuja-Cruz, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

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Robert McIntyre, MD, FACS

Robert McIntyre, Jr., MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
Vice Chair of Finance, Dept. of Surgery

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Christopher Raeburn, MD, FACS

Christopher Raeburn, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Assistant Residency Director

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Laurinda Campbell

Laurinda Campbell

Patient Affairs Coordinator

Phone: 303-724-2724

E-mail: laurinda.campbell@cuanschutz.edu

Thyroidectomy

The thyroid gland is located in the neck on each side of the trachea. The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone, which regulates the metabolism.

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Parathyroidectomy

Parathyroidectomy is the surgical removal of one or more of the parathyroid glands. The parathyroid glands regulate the amount of calcium in the blood by the production of parathyroid hormone (PTH).

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Neck Dissection

Neck dissection is a surgical procedure performed to remove lymph nodes in the neck. There are two main types of neck dissections: central (inside the bounds of the left and right common carotid arteries) and lateral (outside these boundaries).

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Adrenalectomy

Adrenalectomy is the surgical removal of one (or very rarely, both) of the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands are two triangular-shaped glands located on top of the kidneys. They release hormones that regulate various biologic processes in the body.

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