Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surgery
Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery is the removal of one or several parathyroid adenomas through a small neck incision. During surgery, the incision is placed in the natural skin crease.
Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery includes video-assisted or endoscopic parathyroidectomy techniques to magnify the view. This surgical approach speeds up the healing process and minimizes scar formation.
Surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. The average stay after the surgery is about 3 hours. Most patients do not require overnight stay.
Most patients have little or no pain after the procedure. It is commonly performed under general anesthesia. When the procedure is performed under general anesthesia, the pain is minimal; if the procedure is performed as a local-regional block with general light sedation, the neck block would last for about 6-8 hours. Some patients may feel discomfort or pressure after the surgery. It normally resolves within couple of days. If procedure is performed as a local-regional block with general light sedation, then some patients might feel shoulder/arm weakness after the neck block, which also resolves within 4-8 hours after the surgery. Postoperatively most of the patients have no pain at all.
Minimally Invasive Adrenal Surgery
Minimally invasive adrenal surgery is the laparoscopic removal of adrenal tumor through the abdominal or back approaches. This surgery involves three small incisions which allow for a quick healing process with minimal scar formation. This technique also has better cosmetic results than the approach through the patient’s abdomen. This approach, through the back, is very common. It avoids surgical entrance into the abdominal cavity and results in significantly less post -operative pain and a quicker recovery.
After adrenal laparoscopic surgery, all patients will stay in recovery room for 30 minutes to an hour and then will be observed for 23 hours before discharge.
With this approach, patients are relatively pain free after the surgery and are able to return to their normal routine shortly after.
Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery
Minimally invasive thyroid surgery is the removal of one half or whole thyroid gland through a small mid- neck incision. The incision is placed in the natural skin crease. Minimally invasive thyroid surgery includes video-assisted or endoscopic thyroidectomy. Here, the surgeon uses the camera to magnify the view. This technique allows for a faster healing process with minimum scar formation.
This surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. The average stay after the surgery is about 6 hours. Most patients do not require overnight stay, though every case is different. Your doctor will discuss what your experience will most likely be like.
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