Which surgeon performs the best Endocrine surgery in Mumbai?
Dr. Harsh Sheth is an expert in performing the best Endocrine surgery in Mumbai. Endocrine diseases can impact many areas of patient health and daily life.
Moreover, Dr. Harsh Sheth has experience and expertise in treating endocrine disorders with surgery. He performs it using keyhole surgery to operate on the various endocrine organs such as the thyroid, parathyroid glands, adrenals, pancreas, spleen, etc.
Dr. Harsh Sheth is an Advanced Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon in Mumbai. Moreover, he has treated 1000+ patients within 10+ years of experience. His expertise includes various basic and advanced GI surgeries, and he specializes in performing them in a minimally invasive manner. He is committed to treating patients with the best possible evidence-based protocols at an inexpensive cost.
Read on to know about endocrine surgery, its types, procedures, and more.
What is Endocrine Surgery?
Endocrine surgery involves surgical procedures to treat endocrine disorders. Endocrinologists and endocrine surgeons typically work together to provide the best care to patients afflicted with endocrine diseases.
Which conditions do endocrine surgery treat?
Some of the endocrine diseases treated with endocrine surgery include:
- Cushing’s syndrome
- Grave’s disease
- Parathyroid carcinoma
- Adrenal cancer
- Thyroid cancer
Types of Endocrine Surgery
Endocrine surgery is to be performed depending on the patient’s medical condition and the part of the endocrine system affected. Some of the types of endocrine surgeries include:
It involves the removal of the entire adrenal gland.
It includes removing either a part of or the entire pancreas for tumors of the endocrine cells.
It is the removal of the entire parathyroid gland.
It involves the removal of the entire thyroid gland.
5. Thyroid lobectomy:
It includes the removal of one lobe of the thyroid gland.
Types of Endocrine Procedures
Dr. Harsh Sheth has expertise in rare and clinically specialized endocrine treatment in Mumbai and surgical care aspects for the people he treats.
1. Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy (MIP):
It is the surgical procedure to remove a parathyroid gland. It involves making an incision across the neck by administering general anaesthesia. With advanced technology, removing an overactive parathyroid gland (adenoma) is quicker, less invasive, and just as successful as the conventional procedure. It requires at least an overnight hospital stay. This procedure can also be performed in a scarless manner through the oral cavity
2. Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy:
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy involves surgically removing the adrenal gland using the laparoscopic approach. Surgeons recommend adrenalectomy for tumors of the adrenals, such as pheochromocytoma and adenoma. It is limited to tumors of sizes varying between 1 cm to 8 cm.
Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is a complex procedure that can lead to wild fluctuations in blood pressure during the surgery. It requires a team of excellent anaesthetists and endocrinologists. Dr. Harsh has a team of experienced anaesthetists and endocrinologists for such operations, who have managed various such surgeries.
Advantages of choosing laparoscopic adrenalectomy over open surgery:
- It involves making minor cuts on the abdomen and removing the adrenal gland via a small incision (usually around 5 cm) over the bikini-line.
- Since the procedure involves tiny cuts and no open wounds, the patient feels less pain.
- It also offers an excellent cosmetic outcome along with a shorter recovery period.
Hospital stays and recovery:
The procedure lasts for about 120 minutes. You may need a hospital stay for 2 to 3 days after surgery, depending on your recovery progress.
It is advisable to avoid strenuous activities. You should also avoid contact sports for at least 10-12 weeks after surgery.
3. Laparoscopic Pancreatic surgery:
Doctors recommend pancreatic surgery for patients diagnosed with benign diseases of the pancreas, such as chronic pancreatitis, benign tumors, and cysts or cancerous growth in the pancreas. The laparoscopic method may not be suitable in every case of pancreatic disease.
Hospital stays and recovery:
- Pancreatic surgeries are known to have a higher complication rate due to the complicated nature of the organ and the difficulty associated with an approach to the pancreas.
- The surgery duration and the hospital stay will depend on the disease being treated and each patient’s postoperative condition.
- If the postoperative course is uncomplicated, you can resume your routine between 7 to 10 days after the surgery.
What are the risks associated with Endocrine surgery?
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks associated with endocrine surgeries. Some risks associated with endocrine surgery include:
- Changes in blood pressure
- Heart or lung problems related to anaesthesia
- Nerve injury
- Voice change
- Breathing difficulty
Frequently Asked Questions:
Most patients take one to two weeks to recover. You should not drive for at least one week. There are no other restrictions. Based on the amount of thyroid tissue removed and the reason for surgery, you may be placed on thyroid hormone replacement therapy.
Patients with hyperthyroidismusually experience weight gain after thyroidectomy. It occurs due to reduced circulating thyroid hormone. Thus, facilitating the weight-lowering effects of elevated thyroid hormones.
People who have undergone total thyroidectomy can live an entirely normal life on thyroid hormone replacement therapy. This medicine replaces the role of the thyroid gland.
The adrenal gland may need removal if it is overactive or if a tumor or lump has developed in it. Adrenal glands producing excessive hormones, adrenaline, noradrenaline, cortisol, or aldosterone may need removal. In most cases, surgeons perform it using key-hole surgery. Adrenal lumps of about 4cm or bigger are also typically removed because of greater cancer risk.