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Radu Mihai MD PhD FRCS
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Thyroid surgery
Thyroidectomy for benign conditions such as Graves disease and goiter, including cases with retrosternal extension
Thyroidectomy+central lymph node dissection for patients with differentiated thyroid cancer.
Modified functional radical neck dissection for patients with metastatic thyroid cancer.

All new patients with thyroid cancer are discussed in a multidisciplinary meeting that includes consultants in oncology, pathology and endocrinology.

I introduced the use of recurrent laryngeal nerve monitoring during thyroid surgery and I am co-author of international guidelines setting-up standards for its use.

I operate children needing thyroid surgery based on a collaboration with a paediatric surgeon

BAETS audit figures show that the volume of practice is over the 95% percentile for the UK

Parathyroid surgery
Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy for patients with biochemical diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism and positive sestamibi and ultrasound scans.
Bilateral cervical exploration for cases with negative scans and those with familial primary hyperparathyroidism
Redo parathyroidectomy. The facilities and expertise available in our Radiology Department allow for a multitude of non-invasive imaging studies and selective venous sampling to be performed successfully in patients with failed previous parathyroid surgery.
Total parathyroidectomy for patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism due to chronic renal failure

I perform 70-90 cases each year.
Adrenal surgery
Multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes

Parathyroidectomy for multigland disease, adrenal surgery for familial phaechromocytomas and thyroidectomy+neck dissection for familial medullary thyroid cancers are done in the context of an excellent collaboration with consultants in endocrinology and human genetics who can provide the full spectrum of expertise needed for the care of such cases.

Hernia surgery
Open mesh repair of inguinal hernias under general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia
Repair of umbilical hernias
Repair of incisional hernias
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy