Endocrine surgery

What we do

We provide complete high-level care for endocrine conditions needing surgery and work closely with non-surgical endocrinology, discussing and reviewing the treatment of patients with adrenal or thyroid conditions.

We offer a wide range of surgery, from minimally invasive day operations to major cancer surgery. Our key services include surgery for:

  • all thyroid diseases, including nodules, neck lumps, cancer, Graves' disease and thyroiditis
  • under- or overactive thyroid (parathyroid) and parathyroid cancer
  • adrenal cancer and conditions such as Cushing's and Conn's
  • rare and genetic diseases including Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN 1 and MEN2).

Preparing for your appointment

You do not need to fast before your appointment. Please bring with you all relevant documents and any imaging available to you.


Suite 7, First Floor, Golden Jubilee Wing, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

Our service has various clinics that deal with the following conditions:

  • All thyroid disease, particularly suspicious thyroid nodules and neck lumps, thyroid cancer, Graves' disease, thyroiditis, multinodular goitre and retrosternal goitre. Redo surgery and surgery for recurrent cancer including extended neck disections. Surgery ranges from day surgery for hemithyroidectomy to minimally invasive and radical oncological surgery in neck and mediastinum.
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism pHPT (PTH excess), secondary hyperparathyroidism (renal failure), recurrent disease, ectopic and difficult presentations, redo surgery and parathyroid cancer. Surgery ranges from minimal access in day cases to oncological resections.
  • Adrenal hormone excess such as pheochromocytoma, Cushing's, Conn's and adrenal cancer. We offer the full range of endoscopic, radical open and redo approaches, including full intensive care facilities for multi-organ resections.
  • Rare and genetic diseases including MEN 1 and MEN2, SDH gene mutations and paragangliomas.

Booking a patient at King's

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Other healthcare professionals can email routine referrals to kch-tr.KCHReferrals@nhs.net.

2 week wait: For suspected cancer, use the two week wait pathway.

Emergency Referrals

Thyroid link nurse, tel: 020 3299 3034

Thyroid MDT co-ordinator, tel: 020 3299 4853

Adrenal MDT co-ordinator, tel: 020 3299 2747

Consultant endocrine surgeon, tel: 020 3299 1925

Other Queries

For advice and guidance on urgent referrals, contact:

Thyroid link nurse, tel: 020 3299 3034

Thyroid MDT co-ordinator, tel: 020 3299 4853

Adrenal MDT co-ordinator, tel: 020 3299 2747

For advice on routine referrals, contact:

Appointment officer, tel: 020 3299 1337

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Mr Ioannis Christakis Senior Clinical Fellow
Mr Gabriele Galata' Consultant in Endocrine and General Surgery
Mr Johnathan Hubbard Consultant Surgeon
Prof Klaus-Martin Schulte Consultant Endocrine Surgeon