Video-Endoscopic Parathyroidectomy

For certain patients, video-endoscopic parathyroidectomy is the recommended treatment plan for hyperparathyroidism.

With the endoscopic transaxillary approach, a small incision is made in the axilla under the arm. A small camera (endoscope) is inserted in the tunnel to allow visualization of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Another approach that we offer is the video-endoscopic cervical approach whereby the video-endoscope is inserted through a small incision in the neck.

The endoscopic view provides an illuminated, magnified view of the operative field, permitting the surgeon to perform a safe parathyroid procedure. Both focused and bilateral neck explorations can be performed as directed by intraoperative findings and parathyroid hormone levels.

The main advantage of endoscopic parathyroidectomy is that the incision and subsequent scar are in a hidden location. More than 90 percent of our patients go home the same-day surgery.

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Mount Sinai Union Square

Tel: 212-824-2350
Fax: 212-202-4713 or 212-202-4995

The Garlock Division of General Surgery
5 East 98th Street
3rd Floor (Mail Box 1259)
New York, NY 10029

1470 Madison Ave at 101st Street
3rd Floor (Mail Box 1259)
New York, NY 10029