Thyroid Nodule Surgery
Only ChicagoENT boasts the expertise and experience of one of the world's leading thyroid and parathyroid experts and surgeons, Dr. Michael Friedman. His mission? To provide patients with the safest, most effective, and minimally-invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgical options available. And that's why more and more patients and physicians travel across the globe for diagnoses, second opinions and cutting-edge treatments.
Parathyroid Removal Treatment Chicago
Minimally-invasive surgery helps you heal faster: The term minimally-invasive means different things to different doctors. According to Dr. Friedman, minimally-invasive means more than just making scars less noticeable and camouflaging incisions. It means helping patients heal faster and get back to their daily routines quicker.
Commitment to our patients' safety: You won't find a team of doctors more dedicated and committed to patient safety. Our advanced nerve-integrity monitoring system that protects the important nerves adjacent to the thyroid and parathyroid gland is just one of the extra safety measures we take to eliminate patient risk.
Unrivaled depth and breadth of experience: Medical communities all around the world look to Dr. Friedman as the premier expert in thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He's performed more than 2,000 thyroid and parathyroid surgeries, authored and published numerous articles and textbooks, and lectured on thyroid and parathyroid surgery all across the globe. Most recently, he performed one of the first Robotic Assisted Surgeries in Chicago.
Hyperthyroidism And Its Connection To Calcium.
The parathyroid glands are the main regulators of calcium, and too much or too little calcium can cause significant problems. One of the most common causes for high calcium levels is hyperparathyroidism: an elevated parathyroid hormone level. Click here to find out more about calcium levels in blood.
Part 1 – Set-up and Incision
Part 2 - Elevation of Flaps, Separation of Muscles, and Middle Thyroid Vein Ligation
Part 3 - ID and Preservation of Superior Laryngeal Nerve
Part 4 - Ligation of Superior Pedicle and Parathyroid Anatomies
Part 5 - Preservation and Autotransplantation of the Parathyroid Gland