Endocrine Surgery at Froedtert Hospital / Medical College of Wisconsin
In most hospitals, the final pathology report is produced several days after initial thyroid surgery. Therefore, if a patient needs a second operation to remove the remaining thyroid gland, he or she must be readmitted to the hospital. The pathologists in the Endocrine Cancer Program at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin have committed to providing the final pathology for thyroid patients in less than 24 hours. That way, if a patient needs an additional surgery, it may be done during the same hospital stay — typically the day after the initial surgery.
View more information on our thyroid program page and on the Froedtert Hospital website.
Our surgeons routinely use intraoperative parathyroid hormone monitoring during parathyroid surgery. Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy can be performed under general anesthesia or, for certain patients, under monitored anesthesia care (MAC). Select patients may also be eligible for outpatient parathyroid surgery, with discharge on the same day.
View more information on our program can also be found on our parathyroid program page and on the Froedtert Hospital website.