The Thyroid and Endocrine Surgery department at UCLH is one of the largest endocrine surgical services in the UK.

We provide high level of care for patients who require surgical advice and management of benign and malignant endocrine conditions affecting the thyroid, parathyroids and adrenal glands. We are also specialised in the treatment of patients who require re-operative management.

As well as treatment for adults, we also provide care for young adults and children. Although most of our activity is developed at UCLH, we also work alongside the Paediatric team at Great Ormond Street Hospital to treat children with benign and malignant thyroid and parathyroid conditions. This includes children affected by genetic diseases such as Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia.

The team works closely with colleagues from other specialities including Endocrinology, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Oncology and with Clinical Specialist Nurses. We meet regularly in our Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal multidisciplinary meetings. This allows us to provide a comprehensive service and ensure each patient receives the best possible care, tailored to their needs.

At UCLH, we perform around 350 operations per year. This includes a wide variety of procedures, from minimally invasive day parathyroid surgery to major cancer interventions. These are performed with the assistance of high-quality technology such as intra-operative nerve monitoring, intra-operative parathyroid hormone measurements and indocyanine green fluorescence to optimise surgical outcomes.

Our surgeons participate on regular audits performed by the British Association of Endocrine Surgeons.

The team is supported by endocrine surgical fellows who work alongside the consultants. They participate in the development of research projects while training in this specialty.

We have recently inaugurated our One-stop clinic for thyroid nodule, which provides patients with a full assessment and diagnosis of thyroid nodules within a day. This is especially important for those patients who suffer thyroid cancer and require expedited diagnosis and treatment.

  • Thyroid nodules
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Graves´ disease
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Multinodular goitre
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Parathyroid cancer
  • Adrenal tumours
  • Adrenal cancer
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Conn's Syndrome
  • Secondary hyperparathyroidism
  • Tertiary hyperparathyroidism
  • Phaeocromocytoma
  • Paraganglioma

Our clinical nurse specialists provide support to those patients diagnosed with cancer.

Macmillan Support and Information Service provides further support and advice on cancer-related conditions to patients and relatives.

Service management

Other referral information

Tertiary referrals come from:

  • Homerton University Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Whittington Hospital

Referral address

Thyroid and Endocrine Surgery
GI Services,
UCLH Ground Floor West,
250 Euston Road,