Thyroid Surgery

Understanding Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid surgery, or thyroidectomy, involves the removal of part or all of the thyroid gland. This procedure is essential for treating conditions such as thyroid cancer, benign thyroid nodules, goitre, and hyperthyroidism( rarely). Dr. Nishigandha Nehete’s approach to thyroid surgery is rooted in a deep understanding of the endocrine system and its impact on overall health.

Indications for Thyroid Surgery

  • Thyroid Cancer: Prompt and precise surgery for confirmed or suspected cases.
  • Benign Thyroid Nodules: Removal of nodules causing symptoms or showing concerning features.
  • Goitre: Surgical intervention for enlarged thyroid causing discomfort or breathing issues.
  • Hyperthyroidism: Surgery for overactive thyroid glands when other treatments are ineffective as last option.

Types of Thyroid Surgery

  • Total Thyroidectomy: Removal of the entire thyroid gland, typically recommended for thyroid cancer or large goitres.
  • Hemi -Thyroidectomy: Only a half of the thyroid gland is removed, often used for benign nodules or smaller goitres.

Surgical Expertise of Dr. Nishigandha Nehete

Dr. Nishigandha Nehete’s surgical expertise encompasses various types of thyroidectomies, from hemi to total removal, depending on your specific condition. She uses techniques aiming for the best outcomes with minimal discomfort and scarring.

Preoperative Evaluation and Planning

Before surgery, a comprehensive evaluation is essential. This includes-

  • Detailed medical history review and physical examination.
  • Blood tests to assess thyroid function and general health.
  • Imaging studies like ultrasound or CT scans, if necessary.
  • Biopsy results for thyroid nodules or suspected cancer.

This thorough evaluation helps Dr. Nishigandha plan the most effective surgical approach, minimizing risks and maximizing outcomes.

Understanding the Risks

Thyroid surgery, like all surgical procedures, carries certain risks. These may include-

  • Risk of Voice change due to RLN nerve stretching.
  • Hypocalcaemia(low calcium) if the parathyroid glands are affected.
  • Infection, bleeding, or scarring at the surgical site.

Dr. Nishigandha take every measure to minimize these risks, ensuring a safe and successful surgical experience.

The Surgical Procedure

On the day of your surgery, Dr. Nishigandha Nehete will guide you through the process, ensuring you are comfortable and informed. The duration of the surgery varies, but meticulous care is taken to ensure effectiveness and safety.

Postoperative Care and Recovery

Post-surgery, Dr. Nishigandha Nehete provides detailed instructions for recovery, including-

  • Pain management strategies.
  • Wound care instructions.
  • Dietary guidelines.
  • Information on activity levels and restrictions.

Recovery time varies, but most patients return to normal activities within a few weeks. You’ll have follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery and thyroid function.

Allergy Education and Lifestyle Advice

Dr. Nishigandha emphasizes educating patients about their allergies. This includes understanding how to read labels for hidden allergens, environmental modifications to reduce exposure, and strategies to avoid common triggers.

Life After Thyroid Surgery

Depending on the extent of the surgery, you may require thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Nishigandha Nehete will assist in managing these medications to ensure optimal health post-surgery.

Choosing Dr. Nishigandha Nehete for Your Thyroid Surgery

Opting for thyroid surgery is a significant decision. Dr. Nishigandha Nehete is committed to providing you with compassionate, comprehensive, and expert care. From your first consultation to your recovery, she is dedicated to your health and well-being.

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