Dr Fernando DIP
Maxillofacial surgery, otolaryngologists, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and Cleveland Clinic, Florida, USA
'NIR fluorescence imaging significantly increases the number of parathyroid glands identified during thyroid surgery.'
Eren BERBER, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery, Director of Robotic Endocrine Surgery, Co-director of Liver Tumor Ablation Program
'Identification of parathyroid glands is important to minimize hypocalcemia in thyroid surgery and to facilitate the parathyroidectomy procedures. Similar to using the neuromonitoring to identify the recurrent laryngeal nerve, I believe there is a value in using this technology in my cases.'
Dr. Sam VAN SLYCKE
Endocrine Surgeon, OLV Clinic Aalst, Belgium.
'Near infrared (autofluorescence) imaging in endocrine surgery is a helpful tool in confirming and visualization of parathyroid glands. It is an excellent teaching instrument for less experienced surgeons. In combination with ICG fluorescence it can change your intra-operative decision making'
Dr Fares BENMILOUD
General Surgeon, European Hospital, Marseille, France
'Near-infrared use during total thyroidectomy significantly reduced postoperative hypocalcemia, improved parathyroid identification and reduced their autotransplantation rate. (Benmiloud F. et al. Impact of autofluorescence-based identification of parathyroids during total thyroidectomy on postoperative hypocalcemia: a before and after controlled study. Surgery 2018 Jan;163(1):23-30)'
Dr Assaf ZELTZER
Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, UZ Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
'When you do the imaging and you see something, ICG is not going to lie, so you see as far you can take your flap and how far you can take it safely.'
Dr. Georges BETTEGA
Head and Neck Reconstruction Surgery, Centre hospitalier d’Annecy, Annecy, France
'The interest is real to anticipate the occurrence of an accident, the main risk being that a vein or an artery clogs and then provokes a thrombosis. The sooner we intervene on a thrombosis, the better chance we have to save the flap.'
Dr Charlotte NGO
Gynecological and Breast Cancer Surgery, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
'The ICG for detection of the SLN in early breast cancer is feasible; it is accurate, safe and cheap.'
Pr Jaume MASIA
Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain
'It is essential to understand how the lymphedema works and so FLUOBEAM® is really key for this kind of information. I just can’t perform lymphatic surgery without fluorescence imaging.'
Pr Éric VIBERT
Liver surgery and transplant, Paul-Brousse Hospital, Villejuif, France