Thyroidectomy, which is a surgical procedure, is also known as goiter surgery. Defects may occur in the structure of the goiter of some patients. In order to treat and correct these disorders, the thyroid gland must be surgically removed. We call this surgical procedure thyroidectomy. So, to whom is thyroidectomy applied, and in what situation? Let's examine the details together in this article.
In Which Situations Is Thyroidectomy Applied?
Before the thyroidectomy is performed, various examinations and tests are applied to the patient. If the patient meets the necessary conditions, thyroidectomy may be required by the doctor. These conditions are as follows:
If the patient has enlarged thyroid glands pressing on the neck,
In patients who are thought to not have a positive result despite using a medication,
In patients at risk of cancer,
In cases where the swelling in the neck both disturbs the patient aesthetically and poses a danger, thyroidectomy is preferred.
How Is Thyroidectomy Applied?
Thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure and requires the patient to receive anesthesia. During thyroidectomy, the aim is to remove a large part of the thyroid gland, if necessary, or the whole of it. Of course, while removing the thyroid gland, sensitive protection of the surrounding tissues is ensured. If the patient has a suspicion of diseases such as cancer, then the entire thyroid gland should be removed.
After thyroidectomy is performed by specialist doctors in Turkey, patients receive permanent and effective treatment. It should not be forgotten that there is a very low risk of recurrence of the disease after the removal of the thyroid gland. In addition, it is very important to use the medications given by the doctor regularly and to follow the recommendations after this surgery.
There are some issues that the patient should pay attention to before thyroidectomy. For example, if there is an increase in hormones, it may be required to use the necessary drugs and reduce the hormone level to normal. At this point, it may be necessary for the patient to take a break from the drugs used before the surgery and to stop using herbal treatment methods. Your specialist doctor will explain everything you need to do in this regard in detail before the operation.
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