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Should all hospitals use/have a instrument-intraoperative nerve monitor , used to safeguard the recurrent laryngeal nerves during thyroid surgery?
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Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nerve monitoring
At the present time this is not considered standard of care for routine initial thyroidectomy.
Operative technique is more important. Nerve monitoring is an adjunct for primary surgery. In repeat surgery or very complicated cases it would be expected that the surgeon use it. It can be very helpful under those conditions.

In brief: Nerve monitoring
At the present time this is not considered standard of care for routine initial thyroidectomy.
Operative technique is more important. Nerve monitoring is an adjunct for primary surgery. In repeat surgery or very complicated cases it would be expected that the surgeon use it. It can be very helpful under those conditions.
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably not
Would be nice but most of these surgeons are so adept it would be for confirmation of what they already know!

In brief: Probably not
Would be nice but most of these surgeons are so adept it would be for confirmation of what they already know!
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hmmm...
The answer to this question should be yes; but this query should best posed to the administration/medical director/surgical director at the hospital you are questioning.

In brief: Hmmm...
The answer to this question should be yes; but this query should best posed to the administration/medical director/surgical director at the hospital you are questioning.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Dr. Paul Cohen
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