Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy

Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy (MIP) was introduced into the UK by Mr Sadler in 2001. Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy involves making a small incision in the neck (about 2cm).

Oxford has the largest published series of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy operations in the UK. Mr Sadler has currently performed well over 1000 parathyroid operations.

Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy involves making a small incision in the neck (about 2cm) over the site of the parathyroid tumour causing the hyperparathyroid disease.

The operation on average takes about 30 minutes and is usually performed under local anaesthetic as a daycase. Patients in Oxford now spend as little as 5 hours in hospital.

Mr Sadler has published his results in the British Journal of Surgery. Even patients without symptoms of parathyroid disease usually benefit from a parathyroidectomy.