Minimally Invasive Surgery
At our practice we use the latest techniques in minimally invasive surgery to provide you with the best outcome…
Minimally invasive thyroidectomy
Minimally invasive thyroid surgery is performed through a small 2-3cm keyhole incision placed directly over the enlarged thyroid nodule. It is generally suitable for patients with small thyroid nodules, less then 3cm in maximum diameter. Through the small incision the surgeon removes the thyroid nodules as well as the surrounding thyroid gland, taking great care not to injure the nearby nerves. The skin incision is closed and many patients can go home after an overnight stay in hospital.
Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery is performed through a small 2cm keyhole incision placed directly over the nodule. It is only suitable for patients where pre-operative scans have been able to identify the exact location of a single parathyroid adenoma, although over 70% of patients are now able to have parathyroid surgery performed this way. Through the small incision the surgeon removes only the enlarged parathyroid, taking great care not to injure the nearby nerves. The skin incision is closed with a dissolving suture and most patients can go home on the same day or after an overnight stay in hospital.
Advances in surgical techniques have allowed for adrenal surgeries to become less invasive through a laparoscopic approach. This involves 3-4 small keyhole incisions on the abdomen used to remove the adenoma. This technique dramatically decreases post operative pain and speeds up the recovery process, however a small percentages of patients do require an open operation performed through a larger incision.
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