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Goiter Removal Surgery in Spain

Hospitals and medical centers in Spain performing Goiter Removal Surgery.
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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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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

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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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Hospital Internacional Medimar

Medimar International Hospital is a tetriatry care hospital with 200 physicians, 50 resident and 150 affiliated, providing healthcare services to the residents of Alicante, as well as to over 25,000 foreign patients a year.

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4,400 - 6,600 US$

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

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Hospital Quirón Valencia

Quirón Hospital of Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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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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