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Endocrine Oncology Surgery - Royal North Shore Hospital

Ambulatory Care Centre (outpatient clinics)
Level 3 (main entry level)
Acute Services Building (main building)
Royal North Shore Hospital
Reserve Rd

St Leonards

2065

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Endocrine Oncology Surgery - Royal North Shore Hospital

Contact us

 

General enquiries: (02) 9463 1477 

Referrals phone:  (02) 9463 1477 

Referrals Email: NSLHD-RNS-EndoSurg@health.nsw.gov.au 

Fax: (02) 9463 1045 
 

Opening Hours (Outpatient Clinic) 

  • Thursday: 9:30 – 12:00 

 

You will be booked into the most appropriate clinic for your condition. 

 What we do


We provide treatment for: 

 

  • Endocrine Surgery (Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal surgery): 
    • Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer 
    • Surgical treatment for Graves’ disease 
    • Parathyroid adenoma 
    • Adrenal incidentaloma. Adenoma, Phaeochromocytoma, adrenal cancer 
    • Thyroglossal cyst 
  • Parotid Surgery  
  • Submandibular gland excision 
  • Evaluation of neck lumps 

 What to bring

 

  • Relevant images/scans/blood test results (including CT or MRI scan of affected area) 
  • Relevant test results (including hearing tests, allergy tests, microbiology) 
  • List of current medications and drug allergies 
  • Your referral letter from your GP/Specialist 

 When to visit us

Your GP or non-GP specialist is always your first step in seeking treatment for any condition. You will be referred to our service if your treating doctor feels that your treatment requires the input of Endocrine Surgery. Once we receive the referral it will be reviewed by a doctor and you will be notified of the outcome and next steps. Please allow at least 4 weeks for this process to be undertaken. We see patients either face-to-face or via telehealth – our team will let you know what the best option is for you. 

  

Please note that phone calls from the hospital will appear as a blocked number. 

  

If you have a scheduled appointment you will receive a reminder text message. 

  

Please allow a full morning or afternoon for your appointment. Some patients require a longer review and delays can occur. 

 How to visit us

Exit off Pacific Highway and the M1 will take you to the hospital on Reserve Road in St Leonards

Bus Route 114 stops directly at the hospital

The hospital is close to St Leonards train station

The hospital is a 5 minute walk from St Leonards Station

Street and multi storey car parking are available on the Royal North Shore hospital campus. Fees apply, so please check signage. Concession parking rates are available for patients and carers. Click here for more details.

The Endocrine Oncology Surgery Clinic is Check in A

When you enter the hospital, walk past the yellow lifts. The Ambulatory Care Centre will be on your right hand side between the orange and green lifts.

Check in A is located on the right, past the enquiries desk.

 Referral information

Indications for referral for clinic appointment: 

 

  • Thyroid nodule evaluation:  
    • Ultrasound-detected lesions 
    • Atypical nodules  
    • Thyroid cancer 
    • Goitre 
  • Abnormal thyroid function: 
    • Graves’ disease 
    • Toxic nodule 
    • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis with persistent local or systemic symptoms after medical optimisation 
  • Parathyroid disease: 
    • Parathyroid adenoma 
    • Normocalcaemic hyperparathyroidism (raised PTH with normal calcium) 
    • Secondary hyperparathyroidism 
  • Adrenal disease: 
    • Adrenal incidentaloma evaluation  
    • Functional adrenal adenoma (Cushing’s syndrome, Conn’s syndrome) 
    • Phaeochromocytoma 
    • Atypical adenoma 
    • Adrenal cancer  
  • Clinical abnormalities in the neck: 
    • Neck lump evaluation 
    • Parotid lump for evaluation 
  • Retroperitoneal sarcoma 

 

Indications for urgent referral to local Emergency Department: 

  • Rapidly growing neck mass/concerns about anaplastic thyroid cancer 
  • Threatened airway (Stridor) 
  • Post-operative haematoma  

 

Exclusion criteria:

  • No exclusion criteria

 

Out of NSLHD: 

  • Reason must be stated explicitly  
  • Resident of other LHD that does not provide the clinical service 
  • Continuing care of existing conditions already managed by NSLHD 
  • Demonstrated complexity requiring services of NSLHD 
  • Compassionate circumstances, e.g. family, proximity, staff 

  

The following information must be included for referral to be accepted: 

  • All referrals must include patient details including a Patient’s full name, DOB, telephone number, full address, the reason for referral, diagnosis, any previous audiology involvement to date, the impact on the patient, and any significant medical history, medications, and relevant social information.  
  • Please indicate preferred language if an interpreter is required.  
  • Please attach results of any investigations to the referral (such as pathology and radiology reports) and encourage the patient to bring hard copies to their appointment. This will help avoid unnecessary duplication of tests, additional appointments, and delay.  
  • Referral should be addressed to Department of Endocrine Surgery/specific Specialist/Professor Sidhu (HOD) and his associates. 

 

Providing more information will aid the triage process and make it more likely that your patient will be seen in the most timely manner possible. 

  

Please submit referrals using the eReferral system through HealthLink, which can be accessed through most clinical software systems. 

 
Alternatively, address letters to Professor Stan Sidhu (HOD) or other specialists listed below. 

  • A/Prof Mark Sywak 
  • A/Prof Anthony Glover 
  • Dr Alex Papachristos 

 
Fax: 02 9463 1045 
Email: NSLHD-RNS-EndoSurg@health.nsw.gov.au  

 

Referrals will be triaged and your patient will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible. This process may take between 1-4 weeks. You will be contacted if more information is needed. 

  

Telehealth services are available, please indicate on the referral if you feel this would be suitable for your patient’s appointment. 

 Other information

Our Team 

  • Head of Department – Professor Stan Sidhu, Endocrine and General Surgeon 
  • Consultant – Associate Professor Mark Sywak, Endocrine and General Surgeon 
  • Consultant – Associate Professor Anthony Glover, Endocrine and General Surgeon 
  • Consultant – Dr Alex Papachristos, Endocrine and General Surgeon 
  • Departmental Secretary/Receptionist – Anthony Kwok

 Related links

University of Sydney Endocrine Surgical Unit: https://www.sydney.edu.au/medicine-health/our-research/research-centres/sydney-endocrine-surgery-unit.html

 

Australian & New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons: https://www.endocrinesurgeons.org.au/

 

TS Revee International Clinical Endocrine Surgery Fellowship: https://www.endocrinesurgeons.org.au/training.html