Produced by Christine Reiler and her team – Broadcasted in the Austrian television (ORF 2) on November 8th, 5:30 p.m.
Yearly meeting of the German speaking society of endocrine surgeons (CAEK) in Hamburg, Germany.
Proud to have three talks on topics like TOETVA and the EUROCRINE- registry. Interesting time with colleagues and friends.
Presenting new intraoperative adjuncts for parathyroid surgery (for parathyroid hyperfunction/primary hyperparathyroidism) at the 8th conference of the European Society of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES) in Granada, Spain.
First European course on transoral endoscopic thyroid surgery (TOETVA) in Verona, Italy (with Dr. Anunwong who developed this method).
Visiting Police General Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand where this operation has been developed.
Without any incision in the neck (=scarless), thyroid surgery is performed minimally invasive (=endoscopically by using a camera) through small incisions in the oral cavity. This kind of surgery is suitable for most patients with small thyroid glands and/or small nodules (<4 cm).
A new surgical technique (called “TOETVA”- technique) allows removal of the thyroid gland through the oral cavity without any visible scars on the neck.
During a symposium in Potsdam, October 12th, I was able to discuss this promising technique with colleagues from all over the world.