What is minimally-invasive video-assisted (endoscopic) parathyroidectomy (MIVAP)?
MIVAP or Minimally-invasive video-assisted parathyroidectomy (also called endoscopic parathyroidectomy) is a new surgical technique which allows the surgeon to perform parathyroid surgery through a very small incision in the neck.
This technique which has been used in Europe since 1998 has recently gained popularity in the USA. The combined use of fiberoptic endoscopic telescopes and harmonic scalpels has made it possible to remove parathyroid tumors as well as small and medium sized thyroid glands from incisions as small as one inch. Obviously, the smaller incisions are less invasive, less painful and result in smaller finer scars. This operation is safe, achieves esthetically pleasing scars and requires shorter recovery periods. TO LEARN MORE, CLICK HERE