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The New York Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery
At the New York Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery Dr. Lawrence Gordon performs minimally invasive parathyroid surgery. By identifying the parathyroid tumor prior to surgery and using intraoperative parathyroid hormone this enables a more direct surgery that frequently leads to less operative time, smaller incision and can be performed on an ambulatory basis where you go home the same day. We use and integrated approach to parathyroid imaging that enables the surgeon, radiologist and technician to communicate during the imaging procedures so that a higher rate of parathyroid localization is achieved.
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.
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 2-3 cm incision and can be performed in about one 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 frequenly only a single gland is surgically explored.
In the end, scarring is minimal and best of all, patients can usually return home the same day as the operation.
Dr. Lawrence Gordon, MD, FACS is a board certified Head and Neck Surgeon with over 20 years of experience with parathyroid surgery and parathyroid localization.
Serving New England and Beyond
The New York Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery is located approximately 1 hour north of Manhattan in Goshen, 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. .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. Before you arrive, our office team will work with you to assemble your laboratory and imaging information before your arrival.
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