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Eren Berber MD

Director of Robotic Endocrine Surgery
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

About Eren Berber MD

Dr. Eren Berber graduated from Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty in 1994. He finished a general surgery residency at Istanbul University Istanbul Medical Faculty in 1999. He then continued his career in the US by completing a general surgery residency and a laparoscopic surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and University of California San Francisco.

 

He has been staff at the Department of General Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio since 2005. His areas of interest include laparoscopic and robotic liver surgery, laparoscopic liver tumor ablation, robotic surgery, conventional and minimally invasive endocrine surgery (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pancreas), robotic thyroidectomy, robotic adrenalectomy and surgical ultrasound.

He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and currently is the director of Robotic Endocrine Surgery and co-director of Liver Tumor Ablation Program.

He has authored 120 peer-reviewed papers and 15 book chapters. He is the director of Cleveland Clinic Annual Laparoscopic and Robotic Solid Organ course. He is on the Editorial Board of Surgical Laparoscopy and Endoscopy. He is a active member of numerous surgical societies, including American College of Surgeons and serves in multiple committees.

He offers a surgical research fellowship to the young surgeons and has mentored multiple talented surgeons in laparoscopic liver and endocrine surgery at the Cleveland Clinic.

Articles Written by Eren Berber MD

Complications of Hypothyroidism
If you have hypothyroidism and don’t seek proper treatment, you risk experiencing a variety of complications. This article describes some of the common problems associated with untreated hypothyroidism.
Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
Symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, sensitivity to cold, dry skin, and hair loss. You don’t have to experience every common symptom to have hypothyroidism, though. Every patient’s set of symptoms is unique.
Animal Thyroid Supplements for Hypothyroidism
Animal thyroid hormones were the first hypothyroid medication. But since the development of synthetic thyroid hormones, they are no longer the standard in treatment. Though natural, that doesn’t mean animal thyroid hormones are entirely safe.
Preventing Hypothyroidism
Unless you live in a country where iodine isn’t commonly found in food, there is really no known way to prevent hypothyroidism. You can, however, prevent the disorder from developing serious complications.
What Is Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy?
There is really only one option for treating hypothyroidism, and that is thyroid hormone replacement therapy. T4 supplements are the standard form of treatment, but there are other forms available. Article describes importance of therapy.
Risk Factors of Hypothyroidism
Age and sex are the two biggest hypothyroid risk factors. However, medical history also plays a part. This article outlines the top risk factors for hypothyroidism, and will help your doctor determine if regular hypothyroid testing is right for you.
Causes of Hypothyroidism
The most common cause of hypothyroidism is Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. But this isn’t the sole cause of hypothyroidism. This article gives an explanation of each of the possible causes of hypothyroidism.
Synthetic T4 Supplements for Hypothyroidism
Synthetic forms of T4 hormone are generally called levothyroxine, and they are considered the standard treatment for hypothyroidism. Finding the right dosage is vital to the success of your therapy. Article explains synthetic T4 supplements.
Hypothyroidism Diagnosis
There are a variety of tests that diagnose hypothyroidism. TSH screenings are the first line of testing, but they are not the sole factor in diagnosing the disorder. T4 testing may also be necessary to determining if you are hypothyroid.

Articles Reviewed by Eren Berber MD

Papillary Thyroid Cancer Prevention
Researchers haven't determined what causes papillary thyroid cancer (also known as papillary thyroid carcinoma), so it can't fully be prevented. But there are some ways to reduce your risk of developing it. Learn more in this article.
Papillary Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis
There are many tests your doctor may use to diagnose papillary thyroid cancer (also known as papillary thyroid carcinoma). Article explains common tests, including fine needle aspiration biopsy, ultrasound, and blood tests.
Papillary Thyroid Cancer Causes
Researchers believe changes in genes cause cells to abnormally grow and divide, leading to papillary thyroid cancer. However, why these genes mutate is often a mystery. Read more in this article.
Papillary Thyroid Cancer Risk Factors
The exact causes of papillary thyroid cancer are unknown. However, there are risk factors that may raise your risk of developing the disease.
Thyroid Hormone Replacement Therapy for Papillary Thyroid Cancer
If you have a total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid cancer (also known as papillary thyroid carcinoma), you will become hypothyroid and will need to take thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Learn about this treatment in this article.
Papillary Thyroid Cancer Facts and Tips
Article includes facts and tips about papillary thyroid cancer, which is the most common type of thyroid cancer. Read interesting facts about papillary thyroid carcinoma, and get quick information about its symptoms, causes, and treatments.
Surgery for Papillary Thyroid Cancer
The first line of treatment for papillary thyroid cancer, also known as papillary thyroid carcinoma, is to eliminate the cancer cells by surgically removing the thyroid. This procedure is known as a thyroidectomy. Learn more about it in this article.
Radioactive Iodine for Papillary Thyroid Cancer
If you have large tumors, or if your papillary thyroid cancer has spread to the lymph nodes or other parts of your body, then you will need radioactive iodine treatment after thyroid surgery. Read this article to learn more about this therapy.
Papillary Thyroid Cancer Complications
Even if you receive treatment for your papillary thyroid cancer (also known as papillary thyroid carcinoma), the cancer may return. Fortunately, this complication is treatable. Read more about recurrent papillary thyroid cancer in this article.
Papillary Thyroid Cancer Symptoms
Many patients with papillary thyroid cancer, also known as papillary thyroid carcinoma, don't experience any symptoms. The first sign is usually a painless lump called a thyroid nodule. Article includes other symptoms of papillary thyroid cancer.
Papillary Thyroid Cancer
Papillary thyroid cancer, also known as papillary thyroid carcinoma, is the most common form of thyroid cancer. This article provides an overview of papillary thyroid cancer, including links to help you learn more.

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