Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy under Local Cervical Block
Yale School of Medicine
Tobias Carling, MD, PhD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
A 60-year-old female’s biochemical workup concluded she had primary hyperparathyroidism, and preoperative images suggested a left lower parathyroid lesion. Consequently, Dr. Tobias Carling performed a minimally invasive parathyroidectomy under local cervical anesthesia while preserving the esophagus and recurrent laryngeal nerve. Intraoperative PTH proved complete resection.