Advanced Technologies for Thyroid Surgery

thyroid surgeryThyroid 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.

Nerve monitoring

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.

Video-assisted surgery

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.

Take the next step
If you need treatment for a thyroid disorder, we’re here to help. Request a surgical consultation with a thyroid specialist. 

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