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Total Thyroid Review

by Ellen Thomas (2019-06-06)

How Is The Procedure Carried Out?: Once a patient Total Thyroid is diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism, the doctor will perform an ultrasound of the neck to identify the abnormal parathyroid gland. For patients coming from another state, the ultrasound is performed just the day before the surgery. The doctor will use this ultrasound in the operating room in conjunction with live intra-operative ultrasound to identify the abnormal parathyroid gland. The time taken to perform minimally invasive parathyroid surgery is about 10 to 30 minutes and is carried out under general anesthesia or with conscious sedation. To perform this procedure, the doctor will make a one inch incision and use endoscopic cameras and the ultrasound to remove the affected glands. The incision is then closed with sutures beneath the skin.Benefits of Minimally Invasive Surgery: Minimally invasive surgery is definitely better than traditional large incision surgeries. Some of the benefits of minimally invasive parathyroid surgery are; its ability to identify exactly which parathyroid gland is affected, procedure can be successfully performed through one inch incision to remove the bad gland, can be performed under light sedation, it takes only about 10 to 30 minutes to perform the procedure compared to the standard four hour surgery, patients are discharged after one or two hours, patients can resume regular activities in no time, recovery is faster and hundred percent success rate has been recorded so far.