Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery

Mount Sinai offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to caring for patients with thyroid disorders. Our team of thyroid specialist can oversee each patient’s care from beginning to end in a “one stop” clinical environment, where all the patient’s thyroid needs can be met.

We perform simple and complex operations, such as minimally invasive thyroid surgery which leaves no scarring, total thyroid removal for cancer, lymph node dissections, and thyroid surgery for benign conditions such as symptomatic goiter. We specialize in minimally invasive surgery techniques including:

  • Video-assisted thyroidectomy
  • Mini-incision thyroid surgery
  • Thyroid surgery under local anesthesia
  • Endoscopic transaxillary thyroid surgery
  • Robotic-assisted thyroid surgery (BABA)
  • Intraoperative nerve monitoring

We perform the majority of our thyroid surgeries at 3 convenient locations: 1 on the Upper East Side (Mount Sinai Hospital) and 2 in the East Village (Mount Sinai Hospital).

 

Tests and Diagnosis

  • Physical exam
  • Thyroid Function Tests
  • Ultrasonography
  • Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy
  • Thyroid Scan

Treatment and Drugs

  • Watchful Waiting
  • Thyroid Hormone Suppression Therapy
  • Surgery

Treatment to nodules caused by hyperthyroidism

  • Radioactive Iodine
  • Anti-Thyroid medications
  • Surgery

Treating Cancerous Nodules

  • Surgery

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Here in these pictures you are able to see different angles of what it looks like when a robotic surgery is preformed on the thyroid. We preformed the first robotic surgery here at Beth Israel Mount Sinai.