Re: Minimallly Invasive Thyroidectomy
Yes, my friend used a surgeon like this in Columbia presbytarian, and he does it without anesthesia. A funny story that happend to her----they gave her valium and wheeled her into the surgery, she was doped up, and got up to leave and go home, as the surgery was starting. So in the end, the only way they could give her the surgery was to give her general anesthesia---boy was she surprised when she woke up!!!
I had a very experienced thyroid/parathryroid specialist, with I guess, his own techniques. I had my thyroid, and a muscle, and several lymph nodes removed, and my scar is barely three inches, and really not noticeable. My surgery took a long time, but I'm glad the surgeon took his time, because I had no bad side effects from it. My mother in law used a local ENT for her TT, and her scar is bigger than mine, but not very large or anything to be concerned about.
If you look at pictures of old TT's in europe, they are quite scary, with scars around the base of the neck. I think those are just old techniques.
I would say if the surgeon is experience enough to perfect and develop techniques---then that's a good one!
Last edited by Reece; 04-25-2008 at 06:41 AM.