Thyroid and Parathyroid Treatment
Combining new techniques, scientific research and experience in thyroid treatment and management, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is the clear choice for thyroid related illness.
Recognized around the world as an advanced center of excellence for thyroid care, Mass. Eye and Ear is focused on advanced thyroid treatment techniques that increase the odds of success and decrease complications.
One significant example is the innovative nerve monitoring system, developed at Mass. Eye and Ear.
The thyroid is situated in very close proximity to the laryngeal nerve – the nerve that powers the voice. For decades voice damage and the potential for vocal cord paralysis has been one of the most difficult complications of thyroid surgery. Mass. Eye and Ear is working hard to close that chapter of medical history, with a leading-edge surgical nerve monitoring system.
Pioneered by Dr. Gregory Randolph and his team, the system – formally known as recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring – has been embraced as a powerful new tool both by other specialists here and by surgeons around the world. At Mass. Eye and Ear, 99.6 percent of thyroid surgery cases have been completed without nerve damage since the system was first deployed – with zero incidence of vocal cord paralysis. The system is being put to beneficial use in 40 percent of thyroid surgery cases performed in the U.S.
And it is making other ear, nose and throat procedures safer throughout the specialties at Mass. Eye and Ear.
Thyroid surgeons at Mass. Eye and Ear are also innovating other techniques to make thyroid surgery safer and less invasive, increasing success rates and reducing recovery time – including minimally-invasive surgery, genetic causes and an advanced parathyroid activity monitoring system to limit the involvement of healthy tissue during surgery.
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