Thyroidectomy in Malaysia

Hospitals and medical centers in Malaysia performing Thyroidectomy.
Mahkota Medical Centre Contact Mahkota Medical Centre
Private Hospital, Melaka, Malaysia
MSQH AccreditationMSQH Accreditation
A comprehensive tertiary healthcare centre servicing local patients and foreign patients from neighboring countries.
Prices
Thyroidectomyupon request
6 listed general surgeons:view all >
Dr. Ding Choo Chang
Dr. Ding Choo Chang
General Surgery
Dr. Francis Weng-Keong Yip
Dr. Francis Weng-Keong Yip
General Surgery
KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital Contact KPJ Ampang Puteri Specialist Hospital
Private Hospital, Ampang, Malaysia
MSQH AccreditationMSQH Accreditation
A leading private medical institution in Malaysia which has obtained a number of international accreditations.
Prices
Thyroidectomyupon request
3 listed general surgeons:view all >
Dr. Abdullah Taha
Dr. Abdullah Taha
General Surgeon
Dr. Koh Meng Kieong
Dr. Koh Meng Kieong
General Surgeon
KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital Contact KPJ Tawakkal Specialist Hospital
Private Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
MSQH AccreditationMSQH Accreditation
Part of the KPJ Healthcare Group, which owns 19 hospitals in Malaysia, the hospital has more than 50 resident physicians specializing in orthopedics, dermatology, hematology, neurology, pediatric surgery, radiology, physiotherapy, urology, ob-gyn, ENT and more.
Prices
Thyroidectomyupon request
6 listed general surgeons:view all >
Dr. Al- Amin Bin Mohd Daud
Dr. Al- Amin Bin Mohd Daud
General Surgeon
Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre Contact Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre
Private Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   MSQH AccreditationMSQH Accreditation
A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.
Prices
Thyroidectomyupon request
6 listed general surgeons:view all >
Dr. Chang Keng Wee
Dr. Chang Keng Wee
General Surgery
Dr. Mahadaven
Dr. Mahadaven
General Surgery
Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang Contact Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang
Private Hospital, Penang, Malaysia
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   MSQH AccreditationMSQH Accreditation
An acute care general hospital in Penang with advanced facilities and healthcare professionals specializing in a wide range of medical areas.
Prices
Thyroidectomyupon request
5 listed general surgeons:view all >
Dr. Vimal K. Vasudeavan
Dr. Vimal K. Vasudeavan
Consultant General Surgeon
Mr. Heah Sieu Ghnee
Mr. Heah Sieu Ghnee
Consultant General Surgeon
Penang Adventist Hospital Contact Penang Adventist Hospital
Non-profit Hospital, Penang, Malaysia
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   MSQH AccreditationMSQH Accreditation
A Christian non-profit medical institution operating in the company of over 500 medical facilities with the Adventist Health International.
Prices
Thyroidectomyupon request
General surgery centers in Malaysia (Page 1 of 1)

About Thyroidectomy

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Thyroidectomy?
Thyroidectomy is a surgery performed to remove the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located over the trachea, below the larynx. It is an endocrine gland of the body that secretes its products and hormones into the blood. Total thyroidectomy is the removal of the whole gland, while partial or subtotal thyroidectomy is the removal of a portion of the thyroid gland.
Thyroidectomy is performed to remove tumor from the thyroid gland or it is done to cut an enlarged thyroid gland that has resulted in a goiter. It is also performed on patients with hyperthyroidism, which is over production of the thyroid hormone.

How is a Thyroidectomy performed?
Once the patient receives anesthesia, a tube is placed in the windpipe to provide air to the patient during the operation. A surgical incision in made in the neck over the thyroid gland. The surgeon takes utmost care not to injure any gland and nerves while removing the thyroid gland. Then, the blood supply is clamped to the portion or the whole gland that has been removed. After this, a part or the entire thyroid gland is removed. A catheter may be placed in the surgical area to drain blood and tissue fluids. This will be removed in a couple of days. The incision is then closed and dressing is applied to the surgical area.

How to prepare for a Thyroidectomy?
  • Before a thyroidectomy, different kinds of test and examination are conducted on the patient to find out about the thyroid disease. These are as follows:
    • Tests to determine the active thyroid hormone levels in the body
    • Blood test to measure the TSH hormone level in the blood
    • Sonogram
    • CT scan
    • Needle biopsy
    • Usage of nuclear medicine to evaluate thyroid function (This is not a routine test)
  • Patients may be required to take thyroid medication 1 to 2 weeks before the surgery.
  • Patients who are suffering from hyperthyroidism may be required to take anti-thyroid medication.
  • Patients may be required to stop certain medication a week before the procedure if it is advised by the doctor.
  • Patients should inform the doctor about health and medical conditions such as pregnancy or heart disease
  • Patients should stop smoking some weeks prior to the surgery to avoid healing problems.


Duration of procedure/surgery:
Approximately 4 hours if the entire thyroid is removed. Lesser time is taken if only a part of the thyroid is removed.

Days admitted:
1 to 4 days

Anesthesia:
General Anesthesia

Recovery:
- After the surgery the patient’s calcium levels are checked. - Most patients are required to take thyroid hormone replacement pills for a live long period. - Patients will suffer pain and some difficulty while swallowing. The voice may be hoarse for a week after the surgery. - Patients may be given exercises by a speech pathologist to strengthen the vocal cords. - After the surgery the patient’s meals may be planned by a dietitian for a few days. - The doctor may prescribe pain medication. - The doctor will schedule follow-up visits for 2 to 4 weeks.

Risks:
The possible risks of a thyroidectomy include: - Risks of anesthesia - Bleeding - Infection - Injury and paralysis of the vocal cord - Injury to the parathyroid glands that will cause low calcium levels - Breathing difficulty - Airway obstruction

After care:
- The patient is required to take plenty of rest, and should only eat soft solid foods and liquids during the first few days after the surgery. - The diet should consist of plenty of high fiber food and water. - Strenuous activities should be avoided for a week after the surgery. - The patient can indulge in normal activities in a few weeks after the surgery. - Thyroid cancer patients may be required to have radioactive iodine treatment. - While sleeping, the patient’s head should be kept raised for a week after the surgery. - The medications should be taking according to the doctor’s instructions. - Dry cold compression may be applied to the surgical site. - Good care should be taken of the drain surgical dressings. - The surgical wound should be cleaned and dressed twice a day according to the doctor’s instructions. The doctor should be informed if the patient has the following symptoms: - Redness, swelling, and infection to the surgical incision - Bleeding from the incision - Fever - Chest pain - Eating difficulty - Coughing - Numbness and itchiness on the face or lips - Weak voice
    • An exclusive preventive health screening centre in a resort setting, located near Kuala Lumpur.