A 20-year-old female asked:
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lost a lot of weight, have excess skin on my stomach and i want to get it surgically removed, would it be safe? as i have uncontrolled graves' disease

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Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
No: Not while your thyroid level is high. However, it's controllable and treatable with radioiodine or antithyroid drugs. Make sure it's controlled before any elective surgery.
Answered on Sep 4, 2013
Dr. Christine Darwin
40 years experience Endocrinology
It is not safe: It is not safe to undergo any surgery with uncontrolled graves disease.Please consult your endocrinologist.
Answered on Mar 14, 2015
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
No: You could experience devastating general anaethesia problems.Or worse.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

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