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Hospitals and medical centers in Asia performing Thyroidectomy.

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

Gleneagles Global Hospitals strives to provide quality care and it exceeds patients’ expectations. The treatment provided is accessible, cost-effective and convenient. The hospital is well equipped with a good infrastructure.

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Mahkota Medical Centre

Established as a reputable tertiary hospital, Mahkota Medical Centre delivers quality medical services at affordable prices to all their patients. Mahkota Medical Centre's team comprises of 64 full time consultants in a range of medical specialties.

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Dr. Ding Choo Chang

General Surgery

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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. Paiboon Benjarattanaporn

Laparoscopic Surgery

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Gleneagles Medical Centre Penang

An acute care general hospital in Penang with advanced facilities and healthcare professionals specializing in a wide range of medical areas.

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Dr. Vimal K. Vasudeavan

Consultant General Surgeon

Mr. Heah Sieu Ghnee

Consultant General Surgeon

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Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre

A tertiary care hospital servicing local and international patients with modern facilities and over 110 consultants that cover a wide array of specialties.

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Dr. Chang Keng Wee

General Surgery

Dr. Mahadaven

General Surgery

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Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

The internationally acclaimed surgeons at Apollo Spectra’s General & Minimal Invasive Surgery offer world-class care for all Laparoscopic and General surgical treatments. This department incorporates surgical management of the endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract, colon, liver, pancreas.

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Dr. M. G. Bhat

Medical Director at Nova Medical Centers, Consultant Surgeon

Dr. Nanda Rajaneesh

Vice President, Medical Surgeries

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Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City

A conglomeration of hospitals in one campus, including: the Sparsh Hospital for Orthopedics & Trauma, the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, the Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Hospital, the Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, as well as a full fledged multi specialty hospital.

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Dr. Kuntal Pandit

Junior Consultant- Dept of General Surgery

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BNH Hospital

A JCI accredited hospital with a 225 in-patient bed capacity which offers a wide range of medical services. Services for international patients include aesthetic procedures and cosmetic surgery.

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National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

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Assoc. Prof. Jimmy So

Director of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Department of SurgeryHead, Upper Gastrointestinal Tumour Service, National University Cancer Institute of

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Rabin Medical Center

The second largest hospital in Israel, Rabin Medical Center is a tertiary care hospital that can handle the most complicated cases in all medical fields.

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Prof. Zeev Dreznik

General surgery

Prof. A.Zelikovski

Vascular surgery

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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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