Surgical Solutions

Many of the listed surgical procedures can be performed with very small incisions. We specialize in the use of laparoscopic surgery techniques including the 3mm mini laparoscope for many of the surgeries that we perform.

This affords our patients a faster recovery, decreased pain and earlier return to normal activity. Please inquire regarding whether your particular surgery can be performed with minimally invasive techniques.


Dr. Wesley Barry performs Thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He has performed over 1,000 of these operations which qualifies him as an expert. There are not many general surgeons who perform these operations.

Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy (or “MIRP”) is a newer surgical procedure designed to remove parathyroid tumors. Parathyroid The first step of a MIRP procedure involves injecting the four parathyroid glands with a small dose of a radioactive drug. A small geiger counter is then used to detect the hyperactive parathyroid gland or glands (which absorb radioactivity). The surgeon can utilize a small incision on a limited area of the neck to quickly locate and remove the affected gland rather than using a long incision that involves the entire neck and examining all 4 glands. The MIRP technique saves time (an average surgery lasts about one hour), results in less pain, shorter recovery time, and a higher cure rate than a traditional parathyroidectomy surgery.

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