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Dec 14

Do you use any kind of nerve monitoring device while performing each surgery? Why or why not?

There is no substitute for identifying the recurrent laryngeal nerve in the operating room using careful dissection. The nerve monitor device should not be used to identify or “map out” the nerve. She does use the nerve monitor at the end of the case to test the integrity or the function of the nerve in addition to visualizing your vocal cords with laryngoscopy before and after surgery to ensure the recurrent laryngeal nerves are functioning properly.