Replay of: Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroid (MIRP) Surgery

First Seen Live Webcast: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at 4 pm EDT (20:00 UTC)

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Tampa General Hospital and Dr. James Norman world leaders in parathyroid surgery

Tampa, Florida- On June 14, 2005 at 4pm EDT, James Norman, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.C.E, Endocrine Surgeon at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida, performed live over the internet a minimally invasive radioguided parathyroid (MIRP) surgery. This new procedure is for the treatment of parathyroid tumors. MIRP Parathryoid Surgery has the highest cure rate and is the least invasive of all parathyroid operations.

Tampa General Hospital is recognized as a leader in the treatment of endocrine disorders and parathyroid tumors.

Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroid (MIRP) Surgery

Dr. Norman is one of the world's foremost experts on parathyroid disease and has treated more patients with parathyroid disease than any other doctor in the world. He limits his surgical practice exclusively to parathyroid surgery and performs 11 to 12 parathyroid operations daily at Tampa General Hospital.

  Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroid (MIRP) Surgery

A board certified surgeon and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons; he is also a Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. Dr. Norman developed minimally invasive parathyroid surgery in the mid 1990s, which has dramatically changed the way parathyroid surgery is performed. This technique uses intraoperative nuclear mapping—a method that allows virtually all parathyroid operations to be performed through a 1 inch incision. The operation takes less than 18 minutes on average, with over 6,500 patients going home within 2 hours of the operation. Intraoperative nuclear mapping allows the assessment of the physiologic activity of individual parathyroid glands in real-time, thus negating the need for frozen section pathology in 98% of cases and hormone assays in 100% of cases. These techniques along with Dr Norman’s experience provides for a cure rate of over 99%.

The webcast uses Realplayer to display both video and synchronized slides in side by side windows. Viewers can download a free copy of the player here.

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