Advanced Technologies for Thyroid Surgery
Thyroid surgery is an effective treatment for many types of thyroid conditions. At Henry Ford Health, our skilled thyroid specialists perform a high volume of thyroid surgeries each year. That experience means better outcomes for all our patients.
Our thyroid surgeons work continuously to improve surgical techniques. Their goal is to perform the least invasive and most effective treatments.
We use advanced technologies to customize surgery to each patient’s needs. This makes our thyroid surgery procedures safer and more successful.
Customized approach to surgery
Thyroid surgery should not be a one-size-fits-all procedure. At Henry Ford, we understand the importance of treating each patient as an individual.
Our thyroid experts evaluate every case to determine the most appropriate treatment. This results in a tailored surgery that helps each patient achieve their treatment goals.
Surgical technologies we use
When you come to Henry Ford for thyroid surgery, you can expect our thyroid surgeons to use the latest surgical technology. They perform minimally invasive procedures whenever possible to decrease pain and speed up the healing process.
The nerve that controls your voice box (larynx) runs directly behind the thyroid gland. Cutting or injuring that nerve is one of the main risks of thyroid surgery. We minimize that risk by using nerve monitoring technology during every thyroidectomy we perform. Your surgeon stimulates the nerve throughout surgery to monitor its function.
Surgical energy devices
Traditional surgery involves sutures or stitches to tie off blood vessels during the procedure. By using energy devices to divide vessels and prevent bleeding, we can perform faster surgeries using much smaller incisions.
Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy (MIVAT) uses high-definition cameras to guide surgery. Our thyroid experts are among the only surgeons in the United States using this advanced technique.