Tests and procedures

Endocrine surgeons at Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus have expertise in rare and clinically specialized aspects of surgical care for the people they treat.

Innovative services and special programs

  • Minimally invasive surgery. Mayo Clinic surgeons have been at the forefront of using minimally invasive surgery. Read more about minimally invasive surgery, a technique that offers many advantages for those undergoing surgery.
  • Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) with intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring. The surgical procedure to remove a parathyroid gland (parathyroidectomy) once required an incision across the neck, general anesthesia and at least an overnight stay in a hospital. With new technology, removing an overactive parathyroid gland (adenoma) is quicker, less invasive and just as successful as the standard procedure. Most people can leave the hospital the same day.
  • Robotic surgery. On average, Mayo endocrine surgeons perform robotic surgery for more than 80 people each year.
An endocrine surgeon performs robotic surgery at the console.

Mayo endocrine surgeons work closely with other specialists involved in each person's care to diagnose and provide timely surgical intervention for complex conditions.

Oct. 30, 2019