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- Where's the Cancer?
- Importance of The Pyramidal Lobe
- A Two-Fer Sale
- Taking The Easy Way Out...
- The Trouble with Follicular Tumors
- It quacks like a duck, but it isn't.....
- Thyroid Lymphoma
- You Have Some Nerve!!
- A Big One
- Graves' Disease
- Size Does Matter
- Hurthle Cell Carcinoma of the Thyroid
- Hashimoto's Thyroiditis with Right Sided Aorta
- From Russia with love....
- "Subcentimeter Nodule" the Red-Headed Step-Child of Ultrasonography
Gimmicks in Thyroid Surgery
I have recently been seeing ads in newspapers and women's magazines about some "new and improved" ways to remove the thyroid gland. At first I was going to write a long and detailed essay for you as to why I believe some of these concepts are inappropriate. Instead, I am going to simply tell you that I have some real concerns about the added expense and the added risk these procedures may pose. In addition, there is the question as to how much additional time under anesthesia is required for some of these approaches. We perform most thyroidectomies in roughly an hour, or less.
I think I am simply going to recommend to you that you do your homework about things that sound "too good to be true".
As for me, I will continue to perform thyroidectomy in the same, safe, minimally invasive manner which has been so very successful in our thyroid surgery practice over the past 61 years.