THYROID SURGERY & PARATHYROID GLANDS DPT
The thyroid and parathyroid glands are two very important organs of our endocrine system because they produce hormones, which regulate our metabolism. In some cases where their function or morphology is disturbed (hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, benign or malignant thyroid nodules) surgical management is imperative.
In REA Hospital the most modern treatment methods are applied to treat conditions of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, enabling a sound oncological approach and an impeccable aesthetic result.
All procedures are carried out in the state-of-the-art facilities and operating theatres of REA Hospital. Operating room conditions and environment provide utmost safety both to the doctors and the patients. Our Hospital’s modern operating rooms are operated by specialised medical and nursing staff who have many years of experience.
The following procedures are performed in REA Hospital:
We perform a minimally-invasive procedure to remove the thyroid gland, by using an innovative technique to protect the integrity of laryngeal nerves. This is achieved by constant neurostimulation of pneumogastric nerves, which allows continuous functionality of voice throughout the surgery. Moreover, by using special ultrasound scissors or bloodless tissue sealing surgery becomes bloodless and faster.
Thyroidectomy with central or extensive lymph node dissection
Personalised oncological surgery, which is applied for thyroid malignancies after pre-operative documentation of the disease (ultrasound scans of the neck, FNA of thyroid gland and suspicious lymph nodes, cytological diagnosis, CT scan of neck).
Parathyroidectomy: Minimally-invasive technique is used to remove under-functioning parathyroid glands. Intra-operative fast measurement of parathormone helps the surgeon know, even before the patient comes to, if the extent of performed parathyroidectomy has solved the patient’s problem or not.
Repeat surgery of thyroid - parathyroid glands and neck
Performed in cases of recurrence of benign or malignant thyroid and parathyroid conditions. Such cases demand surgeon specialisation and experience, to avoid the quite common complications and achieve cure of the underlying disease. Use of continuous neurostimulation or interoperative parathormone measurement in these operations are considered to be very helpful tools in the hands of even the most experienced and specialised surgeons.
Excision of thyroglossal duct cyst or branchial cleft cyst
A bloodless minimally-invasive technique is performed, which entails removal of the hyoid bone.