The Mater is one of the leading Endocrine centres in Australia having performed well over 400 thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland operations in 2010.
The Endocrine service is lead by highly trained surgeons who provide services across a number of major teaching hospitals as well as private healthcare facilities.
Endocrine surgical procedures undertaken include:
Research & Education
The Mater hosts a large number of national and international surgeons who observe both the surgical and research components of this service. The Mater also provides a training facility for a number of Endocrine Surgical Fellows.
The research component of this surgical offering is extensive and the Mater Hospital, along with one of the major teaching hospital, were the first sites to contribute to the first tumour banks for molecular genetics research in Australia which commenced over 19 years ago.
The Mater has made a large contribution to Endocrine Surgery in research and teaching as well as providing an excellent surgical service.