The Thyroid and Endocrine Surgery Center at Nicklaus Children’s offers comprehensive care management for children and adolescents with a full range of thyroid disorders and endocrine conditions requiring surgical management. While it occurs more frequently in adults, thyroid disease is among the most common endocrine disorders of childhood, occurring in approximately 37 of 1,000 children under the age of 20. Conditions affecting the adrenal and parathyroid glands, such as pheochromocytomas and parathyroid adenomas, are uncommon in the pediatric population but require surgical management due to the serious complications if left untreated.

Principal Investigators

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Principal Investigator
Carmen Bustamante Escobar
Pediatric Endocrinologist