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Grateful patient experiences quick recovery after robotic adrenal surgery
I had my adrenal gland removed robotically by Dr. Suh for the treatment of Cushing Syndrome. I cannot thank Dr. Suh and all the nurses, residents and doctors at Mount Sinai enough. The experience as far as surgery is concerned was great. I was attended to by everyone in the nicest way possible. The surgery itself is relatively uneventful with some pain after surgery, easily relieved by medication and, in my case, non-narcotic medication. I went home after two days and spent a week at home recovering. I am a 65 year old triathlete and I am training for ironman competitions just two weeks after the surgery I was back to swimming, biking and running this weekend albeit on a light, limited basis. This Saturday, three weeks after the surgery, I am going to Italy. The team at Mount Sinai is not only fantastic but they are incredibly nice. I cannot recommend them enough.”
Robotic adrenal surgery by Dr. Suh
“Dr. Hyunsuk Suh is a world class surgeon. I had an adrenal tumor on my right kidney and he removed it successfully through four small incisions. Dr. Suh is compassionate, caring, and always available for questions. He operated on me on a day he usually does not operate. He assured me from my first visit what to expect, and showed me the robot he would use to do the operation. He truly is a master at his craftsmanship. Rest assured that you will receive the best of care. I rate him a “million plus.” Thank you, Dr. Suh, for all you have done for me and my family. You are the Michael Jordan of surgeons. God Bless you for everything you have done to restore me to being whole.”
Grateful patient travels from Alaska to New York to undergo thyroid surgery under local anesthesia at Mount Sinai
In 2015 a 5 cm right side thyroid nodule was found. The compression symptoms soon became very noticeable. Living in Alaska I knew I had to find a specialized surgeon out of state. I literally scanned the internet for months. Dr. Inabnet's name came up as a leading surgeon. He was the only one who agreed to talk to me by phone several times before I committed to travel to NYC. His scheduler, Angelika, was very understanding and worked with me multiple times when my travel dates fell through.
Once I finally reached NYC I was in need of much reassurance since the prospect of surgery was very frightening. I was not only reassured but allowed to choose local anesthesia with sedation instead of a general anesthesia. I was made very comfortable and constantly reassured the day of surgery. I recall none of the actual procedure and woke up in recovery with no pain. I walked out three hours later with a bottle of Tylenol. I had minimal swelling and no pain beyond soreness when swallowing. I had full range of motion in my neck and no loss of my voice. I used Tylenol for two days and by day three I was on a plane home and forgot to take medication.
I believe that the surgical skill of Dr. Inabnet caused such minimal trauma to my neck (and the nodule was very big) that recovery has been easy. I was not expecting a thyroid lobectomy to be so uneventful and painless. I received the highest level of compassion and care at Mount Sinai Hospital and I feel very fortunate to have been taken care of by such a skilled team.”
Hidden-scar Robotic Thyroid surgery by Dr. Suh
“I recently had surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital. My GP recommended Mount Sinai as the best facility in the city. I made an appointment with Dr. Hyunsuk Suh and my very first impression was that he is very professional and experienced. More importantly, he is very attentive to his patients. It’s worth mentioning that Dr. Suh is an assistant professor of surgery. What I liked the most is the fact that he discussed every little detail with me and suggested ways to treat my disease, so it was easy for me to decide and choose the procedure he recommended - robotic surgery - to avoid having a scar on my neck.
My surgery went well and I returned home the same day; no pain except when I swallowed. I returned to work 10 days later. It’s been 2 months since my surgery and I feel great. My scars - 4 incisions - 2 on underarms and 2 on nipples are barely visible. I am a healthy and happy person. I would recommend Dr. Hyunsuk Suh of Mount Sinai to anyone. You will be in very good and reliable hands.”
Dr. Suh Treats Patient with Parathyroid and Adrenal Conditions - 2019
"Dr. Hyunsuk Suh is not only a brilliant and gifted surgeon who has pioneered new methods of endocrine surgery, he is also an extremely caring and warm Doctor who makes his patients feel comfortable and valued. It's not an exaggeration to say Dr. Suh saved the quality of my life. He performed both parathyroid and adrenal surgery on me, giving me relief from a myriad of symptoms. My daily debilitating migraines stopped the day after I had parathyroid surgery!
Dr. Suh listens to his patients, is polite and respectful, and is extraordinarily talented as a surgeon. My scars are extremely small and not even noticeable, despite the fact that the scar on my neck is right in the front. I really can't say enough about this Doctor! Suffering with endocrine symptoms for years is extremely difficult, and having a doctor who is kind and understanding as well as talented is so helpful. I owe a lot to Doctor Suh and his wonderful assistant Nicole! If I ever need further endocrine surgery, I won't hesitate to call Doctor Suh immediately."
Life-changing results after parathyroid surgery at Mount Sinai
“Dr. Suh performed my parathyroid surgery in August 2017. Before surgery he explained everything to me and made me feel at ease about the surgery. His calm demeanor made me feel comfortable during my office visits and on the day of surgery. It’s been six months and my symptoms such as exhaustion, restless sleep, and memory loss have all gone away since my surgery. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering surgery.”
Excellent care by Dr. Inabnet
“Dr. Inabnet came very highly recommended from my local doctor. I live in Orange County, New York. From start to finish he made me feel safe and taken care of. The entire team, from his office to the hospital staff, were great. For me it was well worth going to New York City for his expertise. I would highly recommend this doctor and staff.”
Excellent parathyroid surgery and care by Dr. Taye
“I recently had surgery under the care of Dr. Aida Taye, and her surgical team at Mount Sinai West. I am very pleased to say that my experience with the procedure and the care I received at the hospital was very positive. Since my arrival and departure (same day) I was treated with much care and everyone was very courteous. I truly felt that I was in capable and professional hands throughout the procedure. I am pleased that the surgery was a success. I wish to also thank Dr. Taye especially for her attention, and responses, to my questions and concerns about the procedure. I will gladly recommend Dr. Taye as the surgeon to go to. I also wish to send a big “thank you” not only to Dr. Taye, but also to her staff and to her wonderful surgical team at Mount Sinai West.”
Parathyroid surgery by Dr. Owen
“I had parathyroid surgery with Dr. Owen today and I can't say enough about him - he is a blessing to the human race. I'm so lucky to have had him as my surgeon. Also, the anesthesiologist, the RN's, the recovery area - I had the best experience and feel blessed with the wonderful people at Mount Sinai!! I will always cherish what they all did for me especially Dr. Owen!”
Successful Thyroidectomy by Dr. Suh - June 2019
"Dr. Hyunsuk Suh is an excellent surgeon and a very lovely person. He removed my thyroid because of a cancerous tumor. I had an exceptionally easy and speedy recovery. He explained everything both before and after the surgery. He is so kind and considerate with a most pleasant demeanor. He even called me at home the day after surgery to find out how I was faring."
Successful Management of a Thyroid Carcinoma
"I had my right thyroid surgery in April 2019 by Dr. Hyunsuk Suh. Weeks before surgery my wife and I met with Dr. Suh, where he explained the findings from the previous testing, then explained the procedure to us and let us decide whether to continue with the surgery - without pressure or scare tactics. His whole staff made sure that I was made comfortable from beginning to the end. During the follow up a week later he explained the findings from the pathologist. Even though there was a 1mm Thyroid Carcinoma it was contained and completely removed with no further medical complications. Thank you Dr. Suh."
Patient with large substernal thyroid goiter avoids a sternotomy at Mount Sinai
“I had surgery with Dr. Suh in March 2018 for a large thyroid tumor on my neck that was growing into my chest area. I went to Dr. Suh for a second opinion for the surgery. My original surgeon said he would have to open my chest in order to remove the tumor. Dr. Suh was able to remove the tumor without cracking my chest open and with minimal recovery time.”
Dr. Suh removes large thyroid mass using BABA technique, avoiding a scar on the neck
“I am a 51 yr old female who underwent partial thyroidectomy by Dr. Suh’s BABA technique. During an ENT visit 11 yrs ago, an enlarged thyroid was discovered by accident. Since then it had been monitored through ultrasound and FNAB (Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy) twice. Two years ago during preadmission testing for knee surgery, a large mass causing tracheal deviation was found in my chest radiograph in the neck region, consistent with the enlarged thyroid. Due to the size of the mass, I had difficulty sleeping for many years and was advised to remove it. I had been researching procedures where neck scars could be avoided. It was as if God answered my prayers when I found Dr. Suh. He is one of the few thyroid surgeons in the United States who performs robotic thyroid surgery and the BABA procedure to avoid neck scars.
During the initial consult I realized how kind, compassionate and down to earth he was and I felt I was in good hands. He removed a 7cm diameter and 70g mass from my right thyroid through the axillary approach while preserving my left thyroid for normal physiological functions so that I would not need to take thyroid supplements. The mass was later consistent with initial diagnosis of benign uninodular goiter. Dr. Suh’s skills as a thyroid surgeon are unsurpassed and truly world-class. I have no neck scars, my trachea is back to where it should be, and I’m sleeping better and back to my normal self in under a week’s time. Thank you, Dr. Suh and your team. You are the BEST!”
Dr. Suh performs BABA robotic scarless thyroid surgery on grateful patient
“After discovering that I had a 3cm lump on my left thyroid, I met with Dr. Hyunsuk Suh to go over my options. I was nervous about the size of the lump and the risk that it was cancerous (even though my biopsy came back benign). He was extremely thorough in walking me through my options, one of which was the BABA robotic scarless surgery. I tend to get keloid scars and am very fair-skinned, and I really didn't want a large scar cutting across my neck. After much consideration and discussion with both Dr. Suh and my family, I chose to undergo the BABA surgery. I was pretty nervous for surgery since it was my first operation, but Dr. Suh reassured me, and knowing the he was performing the surgery gave me a lot of comfort.
Now, about a week and a half post-op, I could not be happier with the results. The surgery went very smoothly, as did my recovery, and now I only have a few tiny hidden scars to prove it. I cannot thank Dr. Suh enough for recommending and performing this procedure!”