Our Expertise

Our surgeons are highly experienced in thyroid surgery, including all ranges of thyroid conditions and patient ages.  Minimally invasive surgery is a special focus in our center.  Highlights of our experience include:

  • First in the world to perform robot-assisted trans-axillary (no-scar) thyroid surgery
  • First in the world to perform totally endoscopic pediatric thyroidectomy
  • First in the world to perform pediatric robot-assisted trans-axillary thyroid surgery
  • First in the world to perform totally endoscopic parathyroidectomy
  • First in the world to perform totally endoscopic pediatric parathyroidectomy
  • First in the hemisphere to perform totally endoscopic thyroid surgery
  • Most experienced in the world with totally endoscopic pediatric thyroid surgery
  • Most experienced in the world with totally endoscopic pediatric parathyroidectomy
  • Most experienced in the world with totally endoscopic pediatric total thyroidectomy for Graves disease
  • First in the Midwest to perform video-assisted thyroidectomy and among the most experienced in the nation with minimally invasive thyroidectomy

You can be assured that our surgeons will tailor your surgery to your disease with a goal of making it the least invasive procedure possible.  If you undergo surgery of the thyroid, we always repeat voice assessment to confirm normal function of the nerves of the voice box.