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Endocrine Surgery Overview

Dr. Brendan C. Stack, Jr. is a world-renowned specialist in the treatment of endocrine disorders and dedicates both his surgical practice and research efforts to the treatment of thyroid and parathyroid diseases. Dr. Stack leads a team of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Endocrine Surgeons who have specialty training in the diagnosis and management of thyroid and parathyroid diseases. This team is comprised of Drs. Stack, Javadi, and Sharma. To provide the highest level of care to these patients, SIU Otolaryngology – Head and Neck surgery works very closely with our SIU Endocrinology, pathology, and radiology partners.


Comprehensive care requires consideration and evaluation of all of the structures and functions associated with the thyroid and parathyroid glands. At SIU Otolaryngology, we offer the full complement of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques required for the diagnosis and treatment of these disease processes, including:

  • Evaluation of the voice box before and after surgery
  • Diagnostic ultrasounds in the office
  • Ultrasound guided biopsies in the office
  • Minimally invasive surgical techniques
  • Traditional surgical techniques
  • Radiofrequency ablation of thyroid nodules
  • Intraoperative monitoring of recurrent laryngeal nerve integrity
  • Intraoperative parathyroid visualization for localization and preservation
  • Radioguided endocrine surgical procedures
  • Cutting edge radiologic and nuclear medicine endocrine imaging