Washington Parathyroid Surgeons
The New York Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery is the premier center for minimally invasive parathyroid surgery. Patients come to us from Washington - from Olympia or Seattle - and everywhere in the United States. The scenic Warwick Valley, located about one hour north of Manhattan, lends itself to speedy recuperation following your parathyroid surgery. With our advanced mini-incision parathyroid surgical technique, you will experience less operative time and less neck scarring. Most patients leave the same day as their surgery. With our advanced parathyroid imaging techniques, we have some of the highest parathyroid localization rates in the profession. Parathyroid surgery is our primary focus. This enables us to provide and maintain superior results while providing each patient with personalized care.
Effective Washington Parathyroid Treatment
Because no drugs or medications can cure hyperparathyroidism or parathyroid disease, surgery is the only available way to treat the condition. The only known cure is to remove the parathyroid gland which is overproducing parathyroid hormone. The traditional parathyroid operative technique requires a large neck incision to locate and examine the four parathyroid glands located behind the thyroid. Once found, the tumorous gland is removed. The patient is left with a prominent neck scar. Recovery is slower as well. The patient will generally require at least one night of hospitalization.
Performed as an outpatient procedure, Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery requires only a one-inch incision to the neck. Preoperative localization and imaging enables a minimally invasive or "mini-incision" approach to the surgery. By finding the the tumor before the incision is made, we can avoid a traditional neck exploration that requires a longer neck incision. Surgery can be completed in less than half an hour, with just a 2cm incision made directly over the abnormal parathyroid gland.
You can usually go home the same day, and you'll have minimal scarring. Scar appearance improves over the six months after surgery. In the end, many scars are difficult to see.
Expert Parathyroid Surgery by an Expert Team
Dr. Lawrence Gordon, MD, FACS is a board certified Head and Neck Surgeon specializing in parathyroid and thyroid surgery. He has over fifteen year experience as a parathyroid surgeon. Dr. Gordon is also trained in plastic surgery of the head and neck. Incision lines are placed for maximum cosmetic benefit. He is one of the few parathyroid surgeons trained fully in all modalities of parathyroid disease surgery. Dr. Gordon trained under notable Head and Neck Surgeons John Connely, MD and Hyun Cho, MD.
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 New York Center for Advanced Parathyroid Surgery operating room team is here to help you prepare for surgery and to care for you after your surgery. Our caring group of nurses is also here to ensure your comfort and safety. Our goal is to make the experience as pleasant as possible.
Serving Washington and Beyond
We are located about an hour north of Manhattan in the scenic Warwick Valley, NY. The serene upstate environment lends itself well to recuperation and healing.
What truly differentiates us as a center of excellence in parathyroid surgical care is our diagnostic imaging team. Accurate localization of the parathyroid adenoma ahead of the surgery enhances our ability to perform Minimally Invasive Parathyroid Surgery.
From Seattle to Olympia, patients from Washington and throughout the US come to us for parathyroid removal surgery. We are here for your Washington parathyroid surgeon needs. For patients traveling from out of town, we recommend that they spend at least 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.
Our office team will work with you before you arrive from Washington to assemble your laboratory and medical imaging information. To help ensure a comfortable stay, we provide a variety of concierge services to assist in travel and lodging accommodations.
WE ACCEPT AND WILL WORK WITH ALL MAJOR UNITED STATES INSURANCE PLANS.
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