April 05, 2013

New Video on Thyroid Surgery and Its Complications

A new video has been created regarding how the thyroid gland is removed along with potential complications that may occur with this surgical procedure.

This video creation was a collaborative effort between myself and Dr. Henson, the general surgeon who performed the actual operation portrayed in the video. Assistance by Robin Earl and the surgical staff at Fauquier Hospital were invaluable as well.

Read more about the surgery here or watch the video!

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.


Heather Simmons said...

Great summary of the risks and complications, Dr. Chang, although you might want to warn the squeamish that the video might make them pass out!! I just posted a link to this post on my blog, www.talkingnow.ca. My right recurrent laryngeal nerve was severed during thyroid surgery in 2004 (thyroplasty restored my voice), and I lost at least 2 parathyroids. Fortunately, these complications are quite rare. Why don't you perform thyroid surgery anymore? Heather

Anonymous said...

Excellent video depicting a skilled team AND with great explanation.
Thanks for showing.

Unknown said...

I had mine out - and lost my voice. So ends my career as a music teacher. People do not go into this surgery unaware - get an expert not a generalist. The complications have been awful. I can't breathe. All over a routine surgeey

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