Brian R. Untch, MD

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I am a board-certified surgeon who cares for patients with benign and cancerous endocrine and neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors. This includes diseases of the parathyroid, thyroid, adrenal glands and the gastrointestinal tract. Because these conditions are often complex, I work closely with colleagues in endocrinology, medical oncology, radiology, gastroenterology and pathology to deliver state-of-the art multidisciplinary care. Our team of physicians and nurses works tirelessly to deliver the best possible medical, surgical and follow-up care. Sometimes multiple treatments can exist for these conditions and it’s critical that patients have an in-depth understanding of these options. If surgery is necessary, our team will answer questions and explain what patients might anticipate leading up to and after surgery. 

Recovery after surgery can be difficult and for this reason I use minimally invasive surgical approaches when possible. With these techniques, patients have less pain and can recover faster than they otherwise would. Sometimes minimally invasive approaches cannot be used, and in these instances I work closely with my anesthesia colleagues to provide the most comfortable experience possible.

Appointments for New Patients
Clinical Expertise

Endocrine and neuroendocrine surgery including diseases of the parathyroid, thyroid, adrenal, and the gastrointestinal tract/abdominal cavity; carcinoid tumors; familial endocrine disorders including Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN), von Hippel-Lindau syndrome (VHL), paraganglioma syndromes, familial hyperparathyroidism, familial medullary thyroid cancer

Languages Spoken

MD, Stritch School of Medicine (Chicago)


Duke University Medical Center


Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications


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