Surgical procedures for diseases of the endocrine organs
- Surgery on cold, warm and hot nodules
- Surgery for hyperthyroidism (autonomy, Morbus Basedow, Graves disease)
- Surgery for autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto)
- Localization of enlarged parathyroid using ultrasonography and scintigraphy
- Surgery for hyperparathyroidism
- Surgical removal of tumors in the adrenal glands (incidental tumors), including tumors that produce excess hormones (Conns syndrome, Cushings syndrome, phaeochromocytoma)
Innovative operation techniques
The ultrasonic shear enables the surgeon to perform tissue-sparing and endoscopic-assisted surgery (MIVAT, MIVAP) on the thyroid and adrenal glands. The "stitchless technique and state-of-the-art instruments such as the Ultracision ultrasonic shear are used in all procedures. Constant neuromonitoring prevents damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and protects the vocal chords. Tissue adhesive is used to close incisions instead of the conventional stitches.
ABBA method - surgery without visible scars
About 100,000 people undergo surgery of the thyroid every year, most of them women. Many women fear permanent and extensive scarring after the operation. With the ABBA method, a new minimally invasive technique, only small incisions are necessary. ABBA stands for axillo-bilateral-breast approach. 5 mm bilateral skin incisions are made in the armpit and at the outer edge of the areola around the nipples . No scars are visible on the neck or décolleté afterwards.
To profit from ABBA, there are three basic requirements:
- Tumors should be small
- No cancerous disease
- No previous surgery on the thyroid