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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Shanik
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Thyroid and weight: Appropriate treatment soon after thyroidectomy (surgical removal of the thyroid) should include thyroid hormone replacement. This should provide adeq ... Read More
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Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Surgeon knows: Just ask your surgeon.
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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Why thyroidectomy?: Hi. Was it thyroid cancer? Most likely reason for total thyroidectomy. Best diet: healthy one! Whole grains, nuts, legumes, fruits & veggies, heal ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sumana Gangi
23 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroidectomy: Total thyroidectomy time varies drpending on how is it done, size of the thyroid and body habitus. Minimally invasive technique in experienced hands t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
17 years experience General Surgery
Anything fine: After a thyroidectomy there is generally restriction on what you can and cannot eat. Generally you may have some neck soreness immediately post-op w ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hennig
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
A routine surgery...: Will aim to remove all thyroid tissue. This is done sometimes for goiter, thyroiditis, or cancer. There is typically a single, midline neck incision ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Normally a few days: For routine thyroid surgery, such as for graves disease or a benign nodule, surgery can be done on an outpatient basis and recovery is fairly fast. H ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Schneider
26 years experience General Surgery
What for?: There are many reasons to have a thyroidectomy: cancer, suspicious nodules, goiter or nodule with compressive symptoms, uncontrolled hyperthyroidism, ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
51 years experience Endocrinology
Usually no effect: On production of thyroid hormone- remaining thyoid tissue enough to give normal levels.
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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Thyroidectomy diet: "there are no uniform general dietary restrictions for patients who have had thyroid surgery, however your surgeon may ask you to temporarily institut ... Read More
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