Endocrine Surgery Overview

Endocrine Surgery Overview

Ocala Endocrine Surgery & Ocala Thyroid Care

The endocrine system is somewhat like the regulator of the internal organs of the body. Surgical Specialists of Ocala are very familiar with this complicated network of glands that produce and release hormones that help control many important body functions, especially the body’s ability to change calories into energy that powers cells and organs.

The endocrine system influences how your heart beats, how your bones and tissues grow, even your ability to make a baby. It plays a vital role in whether or not you develop diabetes, thyroid disease, growth disorders, sexual dysfunction, and a host of other hormone-related disorders.

Glands of the Endocrine System

Glands of the Endocrine System

Endocrine glands include:

  • Adrenal glands: Two glands that sit on top of the kidneys that release the hormone cortisol.
  • Hypothalamus: A part of the lower middle brain that tells the pituitary gland when to release hormones.
  • Ovaries: The female reproductive organs that release eggs and produce sex hormones.
  • Islet cells in the pancreas: Cells in the pancreas control the release of the hormones insulin and glucagon.
  • Parathyroid: Four tiny glands in the neck that play a role in bone development.
  • Pineal gland: A gland found near the center of the brain that may be linked to sleep patterns.
  • Pituitary gland: A gland found at the base of brain behind the sinuses. It is often called the “master gland” because it influences many other glands, especially the thyroid. Problems with the pituitary gland can affect bone growth, a woman’s menstrual cycles, and the release of breast milk.
  • Testes: The male reproductive glands that produce sperm and sex hormones.
  • Thymus: A gland in the upper chest that helps develop the body’s immune system early in life.
  • Thyroid: A butterfly-shaped gland in the front of the neck that controls metabolism.

Surgical Specialists of Ocala provides endocrine surgery and thyroid care in the following and surrounding areas:

  • Ocala Endocrine Surgery
  • The Villages Endocrine Surgery
  • Ocala Thyroid Care
  • The Villages Thyroid Care