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Im having thyroid surgery in two weeks. should i start trying to eat less and what kind of food should i be eat?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Thyroid surgery: In preparation for thyroid surgery, weight loss and diet changes are not usually required. However, if you choose to diet for other reasons, then check in with your surgeon before starting.
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Diet: Your diet will not make a difference. Don't worry about it other than don't eat anything 12 hours before your operation.

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