Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid surgery is an operation to remove a part or all of the thyroid gland. Typically, the operation removes a lobe of the thyroid gland containing the lump and possibly the isthmus. If a cancer is present or suspected, a complete thyroidectomy may be indicated, as well as removal of some lymph glands.

Dr. Baskies performs thyroid surgery through a minimally invasive approach, with a cosmetic, plastic surgical closure. The operation that is performed is based on the preoperative assessment and intraoperative findings, and is tailored individually for each patient. Dr. Baskies has assembled a dedicated thyroid surgery team. In addition, he pioneered the use of nerve integrity monitoring in southern New Jersey, utilizing a special device to monitor the tiny nerves which are adjacent to the thyroid gland.

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