Minimally Invasive Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
At Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, we offer patients a collaborative medical and surgical approach to treating thyroid diseases. With advances in today’s specialized medical equipment, our patients often undergo a minimally invasive surgical treatment (less-than-1-inch incision) that offers a quick recovery time and minimal scarring.
Thyroid surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in the neck and can be used to treat parathyroid disease (hyperparathyroidism), thyroid cancers and parathyroid adenomas. With the use of high-definition imaging technology and precision instruments, our skilled surgeons work through a few tiny incisions to perform these procedures each year. Our patients have experienced better outcomes along with minor scarring through this advanced treatment option.
Compared with traditional (or "open") surgery, minimally invasive surgery can have the following potential benefits:
- Faster recovery time and return to normal activities
- Small incision and local anesthesia
- Decreased chances for complications
- Less bleeding and postoperative pain
- Fewer and/or smaller scars
Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surgery Patient Testimonial