As a general surgeon, Dr. Elijah Mobley is well-versed in the various endocrine procedures and works with patients throughout Glendora and the Las Angeles County region who are battling endocrine cancers. The term endocrine refers to the endocrine pancreas, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland. Patients who are dealing with endocrine issues, including cancer, should seek out an expert general surgeon if they have tried all other means of treating the disease. Dr. Mobley not only has the precision and surgical skills required to complete these operations successfully, but he also has a personable bedside manner that patients appreciate during their time of need.
The endocrine glands are a system of ductless glands that create the hormones that run throughout the human body. The glands are designed to speak to one another through signals in a sequence. This sequence of signals is called an axis, and patients who are suffering from endocrine disease often have glands that aren’t communicating with one another properly. The endocrine glands are responsible for a variety of functions in the human body and have an impact on both the reproductive system as well as a person’s metabolism.
It should be noted that more than 35,000 people each year is diagnosed with endocrine cancer in the United States. Of those patients, the majority are women. In recent years, endocrine cancer has catapulted on the charts, becoming the fastest growing diagnosis of cancer in America. The most common endocrine glands that Dr. Mobley operates on include:
Dr. Mobley works as both a surgeon and a researcher in order to ensure that all of his patients get the best possible care and treatment under his watch. He prides himself on his ability to use minimally-invasive techniques in order to complete many of his operations. He feels that this approach is beneficial for his patients, who enjoy a shorter stay in the hospital, an easier recovery and ultimately, improved results.
Patients who feel they may have endocrine issues and want to discuss their treatment options should set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Mobley. At this appointment, Dr. Mobley will complete an exam and provide the patient with a diagnosis as well as a treatment plan. With an emphasis on patient education, Dr. Mobley works to keep all patients informed of the process and wants them to be involved in their medical care plan that addresses their endocrine issues.