Thyroid surgery

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An unprecedented technique

Every day, someone has a thyroid operation at HUG. This organ is ablated in the case of cancer or suspected cancer, hyperthyroidism or goitre.

To reduce postoperative complications, HUG’s thoracic and endocrine surgery department uses angiography. This technique is used to control the function of the parathyroid glands during the operation.

This surgical approach represents a world first. It reduces the length of hospitalisation and offers patients a better quality of life.

Last update : 18/05/2017