Future Possibilities for Thyroid Surgery Video

Shawn Ciecko MD ,Otolaryngologist, Medical School at University of Buffalo, resident in Otolaryngology, head and Neck Surgery at the Duke University Medical Center and ENTandAllergy Associate.
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Male 1: You trained at Duke, are there any things on the horizon to threat thyroid cancer, that they were doing at Duke? Male 2: You know as thyroid cancer becomes more prevalent and which we’re seeing as a trend towards problems of thyroid cancer and as we’re detecting these cancers at a much earlier time, we’re seeing smaller and smaller cancers, we’re becoming more and more minimally invasive with our surgeries. And what I mean by minimally invasive is in the olden days we used to make a large incision o the neck and take out the thyroid gland and it's entirety. We’re able to do a lot of these with much smaller incisions and minimally invasive is defined as an incision smaller than 3.5 centimeters. I know a lot of times this can be done ssafely for small cancers.

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