Endocrinology and Diabetes

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The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland located in the front of the lower neck just below the Adam’s apple. The thyroid gland consists of left and right thyroid lobes connected by a bridge of thyroid tissue known as the thyroid isthmus. The thyroid gland produces a hormone called thyroxine which helps regulates the body’s normal metabolic processes.

Disorders of the thyroid gland are common. These include nodules, goitre, cancer and functional disorders of the thyroid due to excessive or insufficient thyroid hormone production (hyper- or hypothyroidism).

Thyroid Nodule Ablation

Dr Meyer-Rochow is the first New Zealand clinician to have completed thyroid nodule radiofrequency ablation (RFA) training and able to offer this innovative new treatment option for patients in New Zealand. RFA ablation of thyroid nodules is a non-surgical alternative for the treatment of thyroid nodules which uses heat to cause destruction of the thyroid nodule. However not all thyroid conditions or nodules are suitable for this procedure and the indications for and results of thyroid nodule ablation can often be exaggerated by unregulated internet content.


Although the parathyroid glands have a similar name and and often attached to the thyroid they are unrelated to and have a very different function to the thyroid gland. There are usually 4 parathyroid glands normally each only a few millimetres in size. However with parathyroid disease a parathyroid gland can increase to several centimetres in size. The parathyroid glands are essential for maintaining calcium levels at optimal concentrations in blood and body fluids.


The adrenal glands (also known as suprarenal glands) are triangular shaped endocrine glands located on top of each kidney. These glands are important to the body’s endocrine (hormonal) system and produce hormones some of which we cannot survive without. There are two main parts to each adrenal gland – the Adrenal Medulla and the Adrenal Cortex.

Adrenal Medulla

The Adrenal Medulla is the central part of the adrenal gland and is responsible for the production of adrenaline (epinephrine) and nor-adrenaline (nor-epinephrine). These are the hormones underlying the “flight or fright” response and are normally secreted at times of stress.

Adrenal Cortex

The Adrenal Cortex consists of the outer layers of the adrenal gland and produces the hormones cortisol, aldosterone and adrenal sex hormones.

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Our team of experienced clinicians is committed to providing personalized care, from diagnosing thyroid conditions and diabetes to addressing hormonal imbalances. With state-of-the-art equipment and a patient-centric approach, we ensure that every individual receives tailored treatment plans for their specific endocrine needs, promoting health and well-being.