The thyroid is located in the front of the neck and it releases hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism and other biological functions. Stress or other conditions affecting the thyroid gland tend to rise and cause hyperthyroidism. Then these symptoms appear: palpations, heartbeat accelerates, nervousness, lower heat tolerance, etc. However, when the thyroid produces less hormones than needed, hyperthyroidism can develop and the patient can feel tired, lethargic, have headaches, there can be changes in the cardiovascular system’s functions and other non-specific symptoms. Thyroid hormone examinations are carried out by an endocrinologist or the general practitioner. If thyroid dysfunction is not diagnosed and treated in time, a certain illness can develop and a surgery is necessary.
If any changes in the hormonal activity or knots have develop on the thyroid, it is examined in depth by an ultrasound and, if necessary, lumbar puncture is performed. Depending on the results, endocrinologist together with the surgeon decide if the surgery is needed.
Thyroid surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The most common thyroid surgeries are : hemiotireoidectomia – removal of one of the thyroid lobes and the middle part, as well as thyroidectomy – removal of both lobes and the middle part. After thyroidectomy, the missing thyroid hormones are replaced by tablets, which nowadays is analogous to body synthesized hormones.
In the clinic “DiaMed” thyroid surgeries are performed in a modern operating room, which is equipped according to the highest standards. Surgeries are performed by experienced specialists, using the latest and highest quality technology. This helps to reduce the post-surgery period is shorter and the after the thyroid surgery the patient can leave in the evening of the same day or the next day and can continue the recovery process at home.
The most suitable treatment method for the patient’s health condition and the effectiveness of the treatment is evaluated by the treating doctor. Coming to the consultation bring any health related information and paperwork to the consultation – any previous examination and test results, medical institution extracts, consultant conclusions etc. Before performing the invasive manipulation, the doctor will inform the patient how to prepare for the surgery.
Thyroid surgery usually lasts around 1 – 2 hours. After the surgery the patient receives post-operation care in the day patient ward, the duration depends on the surgery.
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