Your endocrine system is one of the sensitive systems that have delicate parts. This system is also crucial and complex and contains five glands that produce and regulate the majority of the hormones within your body that helps with the day to day operation. This system when it develops any kind of complication could impact your body and lead to tumor development, severe sickness, or even cause fatality. When you require McKinney endocrine surgery, the operation can be complex since all the organs are well covered within the body.
The endocrine organs are located in an area surrounded with sensitive tantalizing blood vessels that are hard to reach. If anything goes wrong during the operation, your recovery may take a long time. Here is a look at three techniques used to make the surgery successful.
1. Robotic Surgery
If you develop a tumor within the distal portion of the pancreas area, we can use robotic surgery to help you recover quickly. This procedure helps us to lessen the risk involved which could lead to complications during the traditional pancreas surgery.
Usually, the pancreas is situated behind your stomach area at the back of the abdomen. The adrenal glands are also tucked further above your kidneys which are even closer to your back. This operation is complicated and the surgeon will have to get around corners and not avoid messing the blood vessels that are available around the organs.
This operation is hard with traditional surgery. The use of robotic surgery technology by our specialist is superior and will produce good results to help them locate the tumors and tissues better. It helps in safer navigation around the tumor, blood vessels and controls bleeding. Therefore helping in a safer removal of the tumor and improving the recovery process.
2. Parathyroid Surgery
You can develop hyperparathyroidism,a condition that mainly affects the four parathyroid glands on your neck to discharge excessive hormones. When these glands are affected they lead to osteoporosis and low bone density.
The treatment procedure to repair these organs is by removing the abnormal gland and the other glands will not cause problems on your body. The challenge with this procedure is the location of these four glands in separate parts around the neck. They require the use of ultrasonography to determine which among the four glands is abnormal for surgery to proceed.
This procedure has contributed to 80 to 90 percent of successful surgery procedures that are less painful and lead to quick recovery to most patients.
3. Intraoperative Hormone Blood Test
This is another technique used to perform hyperparathyroidism gland surgery and ensure that other glands around your neck are not secreting extra hormones. This procedure involves the use of a new hormone blood test to ensure the surgery is successful and certain.
You will be placed under anesthesia for surgery and then we draw your blood sample to find your baseline hormone level. As the surgery progresses, we will continue to draw three more blood samples at the interval of the fifth, tenth and twentieth minute once the abnormal parathyroid gland is removed.
During the surgery when the blood sample tested after 10 minutes is less than half the baseline level. The surgery is concluded as curative. Therefore, no additional glands will be removed. This procedure helps our specialist to reduce the need of performing multiple surgeries.
If you require a surgery procedure on your endocrine system, you can request an appointment to know which surgery is best for your condition.Michael Sutker, MD uses high tech techniques to conduct thyroid and endocrine surgery which are less painful and will help you recover quickly.