Dr. Bouvet on Remaining Challenges With Thyroid Cancer Surgery

Michael Bouvet, MD
Published: Friday, Nov 03, 2017



Michael Bouvet, MD, professor of surgery, University of California, San Diego, discusses the remaining challenges with thyroid cancer surgery.

The biggest challenge is to determine the right balance between treatment and observation, says Bouvet. It is also crucial that the initial operation on a large tumor is thorough in order to avoid a second operation and consequential risks.

Preoperative staging with ultrasound has really improved the accuracy of surgery for thyroid cancer, explains Bouvet.


Michael Bouvet, MD, professor of surgery, University of California, San Diego, discusses the remaining challenges with thyroid cancer surgery.

The biggest challenge is to determine the right balance between treatment and observation, says Bouvet. It is also crucial that the initial operation on a large tumor is thorough in order to avoid a second operation and consequential risks.

Preoperative staging with ultrasound has really improved the accuracy of surgery for thyroid cancer, explains Bouvet.

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