Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection at Burjeel Hospital: Revolutionizing Thyroid Cancer Treatment

Thyroid cancer is a prevalent medical challenge faced by patients and healthcare professionals alike. At Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, we are dedicated to providing innovative and effective treatments, such as Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection for patients with thyroid cancer and lymph node metastasis.

Understanding Lymph Node Metastasis in Thyroid Cancer

Lymph node metastasis occurs when cancer cells from the thyroid gland spread to nearby lymph nodes. These small, bean-shaped structures are part of the lymphatic system, which plays a vital role in immune function and fluid balance in the body. The implications of lymph node metastasis are critical for the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of thyroid cancer.

Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection: A Paradigm Shift

Conventional surgical procedures can be daunting for patients. However, our groundbreaking Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection technique offers numerous benefits, including reduced incision size, quicker recovery, and aesthetically-pleasing results. Here are some advantages of this innovative approach:

  • Swift Recovery: Accelerate your recuperation process.
  • Reduced Discomfort: Experience less pain and discomfort after surgery.
  • Enhanced Aesthetics: Minimized scarring for improved self-confidence.
  • Reduced Risk of Complications: By minimizing damage to nearby tissues, potential postoperative complications are significantly reduced.

Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection at Burjeel Hospital: What to Expect

Our multidisciplinary team of experts employs a meticulously planned process to ensure a smooth and successful surgery. The procedure at Burjeel Hospital includes the following steps:

  • Patient Evaluation: Our team carries out thorough preoperative assessments to develop a bespoke treatment plan based on the extent and location of the cancer.
  • Anaesthesia: General anaesthesia is administered for comfort and pain management during the surgery.
  • Small Incisions: Strategic incisions (usually 1-1.5 inches) are made to access the affected area, minimizing scarring.
  • Endoscopic Tools & Neuromonitoring: Utilizing specialized endoscopic tools and intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM), our surgeons visualize and remove cancerous tissue with precision, while preserving vital nerve functions.
  • Indocyanine Green (ICG) and Near-Infrared (NIR) Imaging Technology: This cutting-edge approach uses ICG, a fluorescent dye, to enhance visualization and precision during surgery, potentially improving patient outcomes.
  • Closure: The incisions are closed with minimal scarring, and no sutures need to be removed post-surgery.

Evidence of Success: Published Research & Patient Testimonials

At Burjeel Hospital, we are proud to be at the forefront of medical advancements in thyroid cancer treatment. Our research on Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection has been published in distinguished medical journals, showcasing its promising potential. Patient testimonials also attest to the life-changing impact of this novel technique.

Read our published research here.


At Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, we understand the challenges faced by patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art treatments such as Minimally Invasive Neck Dissection, ensuring a higher quality of life and improved patient outcomes. Together, let’s revolutionize thyroid cancer treatment and foster a better future for all. To learn more about the treatment, contact Burjeel Hospital today.