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MET in Thyroidectomy with Nerve Monitoring


MET in Thyroidectomy with Nerve Monitoring

OLV Clinic Aalst Moorselbaan 164
9300 Aalst

Thyroidectomy is the most commonly performed procedure in endocrine surgery. For many years, a clamp-and-tie technique was the gold standard in terms of procedures. Nowadays, with the advanced vessel sealing systems, the thyroidectomy procedure has become a more accessible procedure with less blood loss and a shorter procedure time. Although a huge technical evolution, a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology still remains the most important part of the procedure. With advanced sealing instruments and continuous vagal nerve monitoring, the endocrine surgeon has ultramodern instruments to ensure a safe and well-performed procedure. The fact that the number for thyroid surgery is increasing makes investments in this field obvious and interesting. This training course serves the purpose of providing some theoretical insights into the newest technologies with video and live demonstrations where the participants can actively participate.

During this training course, surgeons with an interest in thyroid surgery will see and assist in total and hemithyroidectomy performed with the Open Fine Jaw device under continuous vagal nerve monitoring. The main focus will be on peer-to-peer interactions, live surgery, and theoretical presentations with tips and tricks.

Dr. Sam Van Slycke

Training Location
OLV Clinic Aalst
Moorselbaan 164
9300 Aalst, Belgium

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Day One

3:45 p.m.
Welcome and introduction

4:00 p.m.
Clinical experiences in thyroidectomy


  • Complications
  • Results
  • Tips and tricks to aviod complications
  • Principles of neuromonitoring

5:00 p.m.
Video sessions:
  • Total throidectomy
  • Hemi-thyroidectomy

5:45 p.m.
Vessel sealing technology

6:15 p.m.
End of day one

Day Two

8:00 a.m.
Live surgery with three or four procedures, e.g.:

  • Total thyroidectomy
  • Hemi-thyroidectomy
  • Redo surgery

2:45 p.m.
Concluding discussion and summary

3:15 p.m.
End of Medical Expert Training and departure