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Thyroidectomy Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Thyroidectomy to foreign patients.

Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical center in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

6 listed general surgeons:

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Prof. Mordechai (motti) Gutman

Director of the Department of General Surgery B

Dr. Yuri Goldes

Deputy Director, Department of General Surgery

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Thyroidectomy

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Kardiolita Hospital

At Kardiolita Private Hospital, we perform all types of cardiac surgery of various difficulty levels. Our most experienced cardiac surgeons have 40+ years of experience and a record of 5000+ surgeries performed.

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Thyroidectomy

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Hisar Intercontinental Hospital is a JCI accredited facility that provides the highest quality of care for all its patients. The hospital is one of Turkey’s largest private hospitals and utilizes the best and most up-to-date technologies in its 170 bed facility.

Listed general surgeon:

Dr. Ilker Abci, MD

General Surgeon

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4,200 - 4,300 US$

Quirónsalud Madrid University Hospital

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

3 listed general surgeons:

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Dr. Javier Calleja Kempin

Head of Division of General and Digestive Surgery

Dr. Andrés Varela De Ugarte

Head of Division of Thoracic Surgery

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Thyroidectomy

upon request

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Quirónsalud Hospital Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Thyroidectomy

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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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Thyroidectomy

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Sourasky Medical Center

The Division of Surgery is nationally and internationally recognized for outstanding care across multiple specialties.

Listed general surgeon:

Prof. Richard Nakache

Organ Transplantation Unit Director

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Thyroidectomy

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Hospital Médica Sur

Prestigious destination that conducts first class medical procedures.

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Thyroidectomy

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Hospital General de Catalunya

Hospital General de Catalunya's Department of General Surgery is comprised of board-certified surgeons who provide evaluation and treatment for a full range of general surgery conditions.

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Thyroidectomy

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Global Hospitals & Health City Chennai

The flagship hospital of the Global Hospitals Group, which operates eight hospitals throughout India. The modern 500 bed hospital was opened in 2009, and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment, including organ transplantation, cardiac surgey and neurosurgy.

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Thyroidectomy

upon request

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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

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