Thyroid & Parathyroid Cancer Surgery
New Technology is Less Invasive, Shortens Surgery Time
Minimally invasive thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy is the preferred method of surgery to remove the parathyroid glands.
There are several advantages with minimally invasive thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy surgery:
- Smaller incision
- Less risk than open surgery
- Shorter operating time
- Faster recovery
- Less pain
Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Testing (PTH) Shortens Surgery Time
Intraoperative PTH shortens surgery time.
With this new technology, surgeons are now able to instantly determine if the entire parathyroid gland has been removed.
Previously during the procedure, surgeons had to rely on lengthy waits for laboratory reports. Now they receive feedback directly at the point of care.
Compared with the traditional approach of bilateral neck surgery, intraoperative PTH monitoring allows a more focused, less invasive approach to parathyroid exploration without requiring direct visualization of every gland.
Surgeons collaborate with the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center, Oregon Imaging Centers, and other specialists to provide comprehensive care for all types of cancer.