Endocrine Surgery

Endocrine Surgery


The RNSH Endocrine Surgery Unit is the leading endocrine surgery unit in Australia, performing more than 1200 elective cases annually. It is a referral centre for complex thyroid, redo parathyroidectomy and adrenal cancer management, and offers a comprehensive range of minimally invasive surgical options for the full spectrum of endocrine pathology. It has a strong clinical and translational research program, and is internationally renowned for post-fellowship endocrine surgery training (TS Reeve fellowship).

Areas of Expertise

  • Complex thyroid cancer surgery    
  • Adrenocortical cancer surgery     
  • Minimally invasive adrenal surgery      
  • Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery
  • Redo parathyroid surgery
  • Management of familial endocrinopathies

Key Areas of Education

  • Regular Fellowship exam preparation sessions for 20 years
  • College Examiner  
  • Master of Surgery program, The University of Sydney – 10 years
  • PhD student supervision University of Sydney – 20 years
  • MD research project supervision, The University of Sydney – 5 years
  • Clinical Fellowship program – TS Reeve and Mary Jo Fellowships for 25 years


  • Largest Endocrine Surgery Unit in Australia for over 50 years
  • 3 Presidents of Aust NZ Endocrine Surgeons
  • 2 Former Presidents International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • Current Secretary International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • 15 years of National and Local Grant Funding for Translational Research

Affiliated Organisations

  • Australia and New Zealand Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
  • The Kolling Institute of Medical Research

Meet our Endocrine Surgeons

Prof Stan Sidhu


Head of Department

Prof Stan Sidhu has a special interest in laparoscopic adrenal surgery, minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery, parotid and submandibular gland surgery.

Clin. A/Prof Mark Sywak


Clin. A/Prof Mark Sywak has an interest in surgery for thyroid cancer as well as minimally invasive surgery for parathyroid disease and adrenal tumours as well as posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy for the removal of adrenal gland tumours.

Assoc Prof Anthony Glover


Assoc Prof Anthony Glover has a special interest in adrenal surgery, thyroid and parathyroid Surgery and thyroid cancer management.

Dr Alexander Papachristos

MBBS(Hons) BMedSci MSurgEd FRACS

Dr Alexander Papachristos has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery.