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What type of doctor does a thyroidectomy?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Surgeons/ENT

An ear nose and throat (ENT) doctor or a surgeon can do this surgery.

In brief: Surgeons/ENT

An ear nose and throat (ENT) doctor or a surgeon can do this surgery.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Surgical oncologists

Until the last decade, general surgeons did most thyroidectomies.
Recently, many ENT programs offer substantial experience. Surgical oncologists typically have head and neck and endocrine experience. Bottom line - ask about the number of thyroidectomies a surgeon performs each year. Numerous studies show that "occasional" thyroid surgeons have more complications. This is most important for cancer.

In brief: Surgical oncologists

Until the last decade, general surgeons did most thyroidectomies.
Recently, many ENT programs offer substantial experience. Surgical oncologists typically have head and neck and endocrine experience. Bottom line - ask about the number of thyroidectomies a surgeon performs each year. Numerous studies show that "occasional" thyroid surgeons have more complications. This is most important for cancer.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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