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Goiter Removal Surgery Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Goiter Removal Surgery to foreign patients.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Ruber Internacional Otolaryngology (ENT) provides world-class care for diseases related to auditory function, speech and swallowing behavior, taste and oral pain syndromes, progression of sinonasal inflammatory disease and head and neck cancer.

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Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

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Dr. Apinan Na Nakorn

Hearing, Speech, Balance Tinnitus

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Prof. Dr. Mustafa Bülent Şerbetçioğlu

ENT and Audiology Specialist

Prof. Dr. Celil Uslu

ENT, Head and Neck Surgery Specialist

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Hospital Quirón Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quirón Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

The physicians in the ENT Department are highly trained physicians and surgeons who offer a wide range of services related to conditions of the head and neck.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

Hospital General de Catalunya is an independent super specialty institute that is renowned for its quality surgical procedures. Our ear, throat and nose specialists have vast experience in the treatment of a variety of disorders.

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Hospital Universitario Austral

The Otorhinolaryngology Service (ORL) depends on the Department of Surgery and deals with the pathologies of the nose, throat and ear, in its clinical and surgical aspect, in adults and in children.

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About Goiter Removal Surgery

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 a Goiter?

It is an enlargement of the thyroid gland which is located in the lower part of the neck. Goiter can occur when the thyroid gland is inflamed, occupied by tumors or inefficient in making thyroid hormones.


Types of goiter
  • Diffuse goiter: The enlargement is smooth and generalized
  • Nodular goiter: Enlargement is due to the growth of one or multiple nodules within the gland.
  • Nontoxic goiter: It continues to produce the proper amounts of thyroid hormones. It is also called a euthyroid goiter.
  • Toxic goiter: It can develop in conditions with overproduction of hormones or insufficient thyroid hormones.

Indications for goiter removal
  • If the enlarged thyroid gland causes compression on other structures such as esophagus and trachea. These patients will usually complain of a cough, nighttime choking episodes or a slight change in voice.
  • If the enlarged thyroid gland causes compression in the blood vessels of the neck.
  • If malignancy of the enlarged thyroid is suspected.
  • For cosmetic reasons
  • Benefits of goiter removal surgery
  • Surgical removal of a goiter can relieve compression of structures on the neck such as the trachea.
  • Removal of symptoms such as a cough, difficulty swallowing or shortness of breath
  • Goiter removal can cure certain forms of hyperthyroidism associated with goiter

Removal of goiter through surgery

If you do not respond to thyroid hormone therapy, your doctor may recommend surgery to have the goiter removed. Thyroid surgery can remove part, half (hemi thyroidectomy or thyroid lobectomy) or all of the thyroid gland (total thyroidectomy).


The procedure
  • Thyroidectomy is performed under general anesthesia. This means that you will be unconscious and feel no pain.
  • The surgeon makes an incision in the front of your neck. This is to enable them to see the thyroid gland.
  • The surgeon then removes the all or part of the thyroid gland. How much of the gland is removed depends on the underlying cause of the goiter?
  • This procedure reduces the amount of thyroid hormones being produced as well as the size of the goiter.
  • The surgeon will aim to remove enough of the gland to relieve symptoms but enough to maintain normal thyroid hormone production.
  • However, if the entire gland is removed you will require hormone therapy after surgery.

Nerve damage

The thyroid gland is located close to the laryngeal nerves which may be damaged during surgery. These nerves control your vocal cords and if they are damaged it could affect your breathing and voice. Some degree of voice loss can be experienced. If breathing difficulties are experienced, a hole is created connecting the windpipe to the front of the neck (tracheotomy)


Parathyroid gland damage

This gland regulates the amount of calcium in your body. If it is damaged, you will most likely require calcium supplements for the rest of your life. If the glands are damaged, it results in numbness, tingling and muscle cramps. This can also lead to seizures or throat spasms.

Risks : Goiter removal surgery is usually safe. However, as with all surgical procedures, complications may occur. The most common risks of this surgery are nerve damage and parathyroid gland damage. Others include postoperative infection, postoperative bleeding, and complications from anesthesia.

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