Endocrine & Thyroid

The Hammersmith Hospital is home to the UK’s first and highest volume Department of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgery.

The department assesses and treats patients with all types of surgical thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal disorders and tumours from the across West London, the UK and beyond.

2021 at the Hammersmith – 675 surgeries undertaken for our patients

We are proud to report our data for 2021 as entered in the UK’s mandatory registry of Thyroid and Endocrine Surgery (UKRETS). Despite the continued effects of the pandemic we have helped a total of 675 patients with surgery: 395 thyroidectomies, 239 parathyroidectomies and 41 adrenalectomies. This includes 75 thyroidectomies for thyroid cancers. We have continued to focus on quality of care for our patients with low complication rates and short lengths of stay.

Thyroid cancer at the Hammersmith Hospital

Over the last 10 years, 3397 patients have had their thyroid surgery with the Hammersmith Team. One thousand, six hundred and fifteen of those had a diagnosis of definite or possible thyroid cancer prior to surgery. We make every effort to give each patient the best possible outcome and are proud of our low complication rates and good outcomes.

We also treat more patients with rare thyroid cancers such as medullary and anaplastic than any other surgical service in London.

For more information or to make a referral contact our clinical lead: f.palazzo@nhs.net

Welcoming international visitors

It was our privilege to be visited by colleagues in Endocrine Surgery from Uppsala and Gothenburg University Hospitals, Sweden this week.  Professor Olov Norlen, Dr

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Miss Di Marco on BBC2

Miss Di Marco and singer, Judith Nicholas, appear on this program showing Judith’s journey through thyroid surgery. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0btmlgx

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Articles & Recent Press

A Systematic Review by Updated Meta-Analysis

'Posterior Retroperitoneoscopic Versus Laparoscopic Transperitoneal Adrenalectomy: A Systematic Review by Updated Meta-Analysis'

Our most recent research on these techniques of minimally invasive adrenalectomy was published on the 27th August in the World Journal of Surgery.

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Hammersmith Endocrine Surgery