Thyroid Surgery: Whose Domain Is It?

Zbären, Peter; Shah, Jatin P; Randolph, Gregory W; Silver, Carl E; Olsen, Kerry D; Shaha, Ashok R; Zafereo, Mark; Kowalski, Luiz P; Suarez, Carlos; Sanabria, Alvaro; Vander Poorten, Vincent; Nixon, Iain; Rinaldo, Alessandra; Ferlito, Alfio (2019). Thyroid Surgery: Whose Domain Is It? Advances in therapy, 36(10), pp. 2541-2546. Springer 10.1007/s12325-019-01048-8

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In the United States of America (US), most departments of otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery have been performing thyroid surgery for many years. In contrast to the US, thyroid surgery is still dominated by general surgeons in most European countries. In numerous university centers, there continues to be friction regarding thyroid surgery. The focus of this editorial is to demonstrate that there is objective data in the literature to suggest that otorhinolaryngologists with appropriate training in head and neck surgery are well suited to perform the entire spectrum of thyroid surgery. The question of who is qualified to perform thyroid surgery is not determined by the basic specialty certification of the surgeon-general or otolaryngology; rather it depends on the training, skill and experience in surgery of the neck, of post-surgical and post-irradiated necks, and of neighboring structures.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)

UniBE Contributor:

Zbären, Peter

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0741-238X

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stefan Weder

Date Deposited:

22 Jan 2020 13:51

Last Modified:

23 Jan 2020 05:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s12325-019-01048-8

PubMed ID:

31401787

Uncontrolled Keywords:

General surgery Head and neck surgery Otorhinolaryngology Qualification Thyroid surgery Training

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.137980

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/137980

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