The thyroid is an endocrine gland located in the neck, whose main function is to secrete hormones. These are needed to regulate body temperature and energy consumption of the body. They can also be related to mood changes, sleep and even appetite.
This gland can become ill, resulting in a deficit or excess hormone that determines the quality of life of patients.
Although most of its dysfunctions have a medical treatment, it is sometimes necessary to operate to remove it. This is the case of some thyroid nodules, large multinodular goiters, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.
Surgery to remove the thyroid gland leaves few scars, although they are minimal, are visible. Therefore, we have developed a technique that required minimal incision is made with the help of a pair of microsurgery and endoscopic support art.
With this technique, you can be removed completely by a skin incision thyroid between 3 and 5cm in most cases. Not that it's an invisible thyroidectomy, but it is a very small incision in a skin fold of the neck is almost imperceptible.
Thyroid cancer may appear on a single node or may be within a multinodular goitre of years of evolution. There are different types of malignant tumors in this gland, but the most common is differentiated thyroid carcinoma. It is one of the few cancers where surgery is an indispensable step to a cure, what happens in more than 80% of cases.
If thyroid cancer is detected early and completely removed, cure.