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Department of thyroid surgery

Prof. Dr. med. Mike Sahm
general surgery, endocrine surgery, thyroid surgery

About the department

The department of thyroid surgery at Academic Hospital DRK Berlin-Kopenick specialises in the surgical treatment of thyroid gland conditions. It is worth mentioning that the department was certified as a competent centre for thyroid and parathyroid surgery by the German Society for General and Visceral Surgery and Surgical Workgroup for Endocrinology. The medical team of the department consists of high-qualified and experienced specialists. Furthermore, the thyroid surgery department closely cooperates with the general, abdominal, bariatric and minimally invasive surgery departments and the diagnostic and interventional radiology departments. In addition, professional surgeons use the latest and precise surgery techniques and modern equipment in their routine practice to provide low-risk operations with successful outcomes. 

The medical focus of the department lies in gentle surgical interventions on the thyroid gland. Doctors surgically treat thyroid nodules and nodes, goitre, thyroid benign and malignant tumours. In addition, surgeries on parathyroid glands are offered.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostics:

  • ultrasound
  • colour duplex sonography
  • bone densitometry
  • computed tomography (CT)
  • MRI
  • blood tests

Thyroid surgery:

  • total thyroidectomy
  • near-total thyroidectomy (removing most of the thyroid gland but leaving a little tissue on one side)
  • subtotal thyroidectomy
  • lobectomy or hemithyroidectomy (removing half of the thyroid gland)
  • isthmusectomy
  • nodulectomy

Parathyroid surgery:

  • minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
  • video-assisted parathyroidectomy
  • endoscopic parathyroidectomy
  • radio-guided parathyroidectomy
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2012 Habilitation in the field of surgery at the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
  • 2021 Professorship for surgery at the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane
  • Examiner in the examination board of the Berlin Medical Association for general surgery/visceral surgery, special visceral surgery since 2003
  • PJ representative of the DRK Kliniken Berlin Köpenick

Experience

  • 1992 – 1994: AiP Surgical Clinic, DRK Kliniken Berlin Köpenick
  • 1994 – 2015: Ass. Physician, Specialist, Senior Physician Surgical Clinic, DRK Kliniken Berlin Köpenick
  • Since 2016: Senior Physician at the Surgical Clinic, DRK Kliniken Berlin Köpenick
  • Since 2021: Chief Physician at the Center for Thyroid Surgery, DRK Kliniken Berlin Köpenick

Awards, memberships, publications

  • Publications over 40
  • Lectures over 75 (international/national)
  • textbook contributions 3
  • German Society for Surgery
  • Surgical Working Group for Minimally Invasive Surgery (CAMIC)
  • German Society for General and Visceral Surgery  
  • Surgical Working Group on Endocrinology ( CAEK )
  • Berlin Surgical Society
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