Endocrine Disorders- Evaluation and Treatment


The endocrine system produces hormones that control many of the body's vital functions. In this four-minute video, Dr. John Olson, head of the division of general and oncologic surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center, explains the important functions of the endocrine system -- which includes the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands. He also discusses risk factors for endocrine tumors and other disorders, and when it may be appropriate for a patient to consult with an endocrine surgeon. Dr. Olson is a nationally respected surgeon-scientist who specializes in endocrine and oncologic surgery, with an emphasis on cancer of the parathyroid glands, thyroid, and breast.

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