Patients’ Vocal Cords and Facial Nerves are Safe in Thyroid and Parotid (Salivary Gland) Surgeries with Nerve Monitoring Technology Used by Near East University Hospital

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Added On: 12 April 2021, Monday, 13:52
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Patients’ Vocal Cords and Facial Nerves are Safe in Thyroid and Parotid (Salivary Gland) Surgeries with Nerve Monitoring Technology Used by Near East University Hospital
It is of great importance to protect the nerves in operations in the head and neck area. While preserving the nerves during surgeries in the past was only dependent on the experience of the physician, today’s technology strengthens the physician’s hand. “Nerve Monitoring Technology”, which is being used at the Near East University Hospital, provides a great advantage for the protection of the vocal cords and facial nerves. Nerve monitoring technology, which is used especially in thyroid and parotid (salivary gland) surgeries, makes it more visible by stimulating the vocal cords and facial nerves during the operation. Thus, it allows the physician performing the operation to complete the surgery by protecting the vocal cords and facial nerves, minimizing the risk of damage to the vocal cords and losing mimic movements after the surgery.

Neuromonitoring Technology strengthens physician’s hand in protection of nerves
The importance of the nerve system that enables the functioning of the organs and muscles in our body cannot be denied in ensuring the continuity of life. Thanks to the nervous system, we move our muscles, develop reflexes in the face of events, swallow, chew, open and close our eyes, feel that we are full, have pain, and many other events that develop in our body.

For this reason, it is vital to protect the nerves in surgical operations applied to many parts of the body. “Nerve Monitoring Technology”, which is being used at the Near East University Hospital, also strengthens the physician’s hand in order to protect the nerves.

Patients’ Vocal Cords and Facial Nerves are Safe in Thyroid and Parotid (Salivary Gland) Surgeries with Nerve Monitoring Technology Used by Near East University Hospital
Specialist Dr. Ahmet Soykurt; “Performing the surgeries in a full-fledged hospital is of great importance in terms of patient safety.”
The surgery of the 59-year-old Yaşar Güneş, whose thyroid gland was completely removed due to the nodules in his goiter, was performed with intraoperative nerve monitoring technology by Ahmet Soykurt, a specialist at the Department of General Surgery of the Near East University Hospital last week.

Dr. Ahmet Soykurt commented on the patient’s situation, whose suspicious nodules were evaluated in terms of cancer, stated that the nerves that stimulate the vocal cords during surgery can be seen and protected by nerve monitoring, and that performing such surgeries in a full-fledged hospital is of great importance in terms of patient safety.

Yaşar Güneş; “I am grateful to Dr. Suat Günsel who brought in such a service to the people of the island.”
Yaşar Güneş, who recovered after a successful operation carried out by using neuromonitoring technology, said, “I would like to thank Dr. Suat Günsel”. Yaşar Güneş said, “It is very proud that our talented Cypriot doctors return to our country and practice their profession after completing their training. On this occasion, I wish success to all of our young doctors in their careers, and I would like to thank those who have provided us with this opportunity in our country.”