In this episode from the Endocrine Surgery team at BTK we discuss how Dr. Yeh built the section of endocrine surgery at UCLA. From Sydney, Australia to Santa Monica, he discusses the risks and challenges.
In this episode from the Endocrine Surgery team at BTK we invited Dr. Kepal Patel to join us to discuss two endocrine surgery cases while discussing pertinent literature. We discuss the work-up and surgical decision making for a case of medullary thyroid cancer and a Bethesda III thyroid nodule.
In this episode from the Endocrine Surgery team at BTK we go through three controversial topics in endocrine surgery and cite pertinent articles during a lively debate format. We debate the role of four-gland exploration versus focused exploration for parathyroid disease. Indications for parathyroidectomy are hotly contested. And finally, we discuss the role and relevance of using a nerve monitor. Tune in to see if Dr. Yeh and Dr. Wu remain collegiate after recording this episode.
In this episode from the Endocrine Surgery team at BTK we discuss the clinical applications of genetic testing for thyroid cancer. We walk through three cases of thyroid nodules and discuss why and how genetic testing can guide surgical and medical management. As usual we review key points such as imaging criteria for thyroid nodules, the Bethesda system for thyroid cytopathology, and MEN syndromes. We also go into a more nuanced discussion of how progress in genetic testing has led to more variability in management options.
Couldn’t log on to the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons Annual Meeting this year? No need to have FOMO, in this episode from the Endocrine Surgery team at Behind the Knife, we review key abstract presentations.