Division of Surgical Oncology
The Endocrine Surgery Program at
Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
is dedicated to improving the care of patients with endocrine
disorders. This program uses a multidisciplinary approach to
provide the latest advances in endocrine surgery.
The Endocrine Surgery Program at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to improving the care of patients with benign and malignant endocrine disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands as well as inherited endocrine syndromes, such as multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) types 1 and 2.
We use a multidisciplinary approach to provide the latest advances in endocrine surgery, including minimally invasive and laparoscopic techniques. These include:
• Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
• Intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring
• Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) adrenalectomy
- Posterior retroperitoneal
• Outpatient procedures for selected patients
Our surgeons work closely with physicians from the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition, Endocrine Center at Community Memorial Medical Commons, Department of Radiology, and Department of Pathology.
Specialized Surgery - American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES)
Many recent studies have demonstrated that the best patient outcomes (highest success rates and lowest complication rates) are achieved by high-volume surgeons and high-volume hospitals. Our surgeons are among the highest-volume endocrine surgeons in both the state of Wisconsin and the country.
All of the surgeons in the Endocrine Surgery program are members of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (AAES), an international organization devoted to the research and treatment of endocrine surgery. Membership is limited to Fellows of the American College of Surgeons who have a major interest and devote significant portions of their practice to the field of endocrine Surgery.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is one of a few organizations that has had two faculty members assume the presidency of the AAES. Dr. Stuart Wilson is a founding member and past president of the organization and in 2010-2011, Dr. Douglas Evans served as the 31st President of the AAES. Dr. Evans is currently on the AAES Council and a member of the Nominating Committee.
Dr. Tina Yen was the Chair of the Publication and Program Committee for the 2012 32nd Annual Meeting, in Iowa City, Iowa. In 2012, Dr. Tracy Wang was named to a three-year term as the Co-Chair of the Fellowship Committee.