The most advanced thyroid treatment customized for you
Each day, our surgeons are performing the most advanced thyroid and parathyroid surgeries. To ensure your safety, recovery and overall health, we use the most groundbreaking technologies, effective treatments and safest methods before, during and after surgery.
Surgery and technology: a winning combination
Many of the most effective treatment options for thyroid and parathyroid disorders combine surgical techniques and technology. Through the use of forward-thinking methods, an array of benefits directly affect you, including minimized pain, better cosmetic results and shorter recovery time -- which means a faster return to your normal life. The technology we utilize includes:
High-definition cameras provide detailed, magnified views of the important structures during surgery.
Intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring
Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Monitoring: Parathyroid surgeries lower the level of parathyroid hormone in the blood. With intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring, our team can measure the level of parathyroid hormone in your blood, which is helpful in ensuring your condition has been cured. These tests also allow many patients to have minimally invasive parathyroid surgery, which uses less dissection and results in a small parathyroid surgery scar.
Laryngeal nerve monitoring
The nerves that control the voice box, the laryngeal nerves, lie just underneath the thyroid gland. Thyroid and parathyroid surgery is designed to avoid any injury to these nerves – and through the skill of our surgeons and our laryngeal nerve monitoring, you can feel confident going into your surgery having that extra layer of security.
Henry Ford is one of only a few medical centers in the United States using robots to perform robotic facelift thyroid surgery. The surgical robot is one of the most advanced pieces of equipment available to surgeons, and allows us to make a smaller, more hidden incision behind the ear instead of on the front of the neck.