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The New York Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery
The New York Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery is the premier center for minimally invasive parathyroid surgery. We use an advanced mini-incision technique that leads to a smaller scar, less operative time, and enables you to go home the same day as your surgery. Our advanced parathyroid imaging techniques lead to the profession's highest parathyroid localization rates. We specialize in Parathyroid Surgery: This enables us to maintain our superior results while providing personalized care for each and every patient we treat.
Effective Parathyroid Surgery Treatment
No medications or drugs can cure parathyroid disease or hyperparathyroidism. Surgery is the only way to treat the condition. Removal of the parathyroid gland (or glands) which are overproducing parathyroid hormone is the only known cure. To cure the condition, it must be determined which of the four parathyroid glands has become a tumor and is producing too much parathyroid hormone. Then an experienced endocrine (parathyroid) surgeon must remove the tumorous gland.
The traditional parathyroid operation technique requires a large incision in the neck to locate and examine the four parathyroid glands located behind the thyroid. The tumorous gland is then located and removed. Patients that opt for traditional surgery usually require at least one night of hospitalization. In the end, the patient is left with a larger scar on the neck.
Today, minimally invasive parathyroid surgery is an outpatient procedure that requires only a one-inch incision and can be performed in less than half an hour. Preoperative parathyroid imaging and localization of the abnormal parathyroid tumor enables a minimally invasive or "mini-incision" approach to the parathyroid glands. Finding the tumor before incision allows us to make a smaller incision without the need to do a traditional neck exploration. A 2cm incision is made directly over the abnormal parathyroid gland. Because over 90% of patients with primary hyperparathyroidism have a single parathyroid adenoma, it's usually not necessary to explore all four glands.
In the end, scarring is minimal and best of all, patients can usually return home the same day as the operation.
Parathyroid Surgery by an Expert Team
Dr. Lawrence Gordon, MD, FACS is a board certified Head and Neck Surgeon who specializes in parathyroid and thyroid surgery. He is a parathyroid surgeon with over 15 years of experience with many different modalities of parathyroid surgery. Also trained in plastic surgery of the head and neck, Dr. Gordon places incision lines for maximal cosmetic benefit. He is one of the few parathyroid surgeons fully trained in all modalities of parathyroid disease surgery.
Our diagnostic imaging team truly differentiates us as a center of excellence in parathyroid surgical care. Our ability to perform the Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surgery is enabled by the accurate localization of the parathyroid adenoma before surgery.
The operating room team at the New York Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery is here to help you prepare for surgery and to care for you after your surgery. Our caring group of nurses is here to ensure your safety and comfort.
Serving New England and Beyond
The New York Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery is located approximately 1 hour north of Manhattan in the scenic Warwick Valley, New York. This serene environment lends itself to healing and recuperation after your surgery.
We operate on patients from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and throughout the United States. Patients from around the world come to us for parathyroid removal surgery. If you are traveling from out of town, we recommend that you spend a minimum of two nights locally: the night before your surgery and the night after your surgery. We have discount arrangements with local fine quality Inns that attend to our patients.
Before you arrive, our office team will work with you to assemble your laboratory and imaging information before your arrival. To help ensure that your stay near our center is comfortable and enjoyable, we provide a variety of concierge services to assist in travel and lodging accommodations.
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