Thyroid, in what cases should be removed?

Written by: Dr. Óscar Vidal Pérez
Published: | Updated: 17/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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.

thyroid gland

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

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.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Óscar Vidal Pérez

Dr. Vidal Perez represents a new generation of specialized surgeons in both cervical endocrine surgery (thyroid disease and paratitoides glands) and abdominal (diseases of the adrenal glands), one of the few surgeons in the world to remove, using a minimally invasive approach, both by the adrenal gland and retroperitoneal abdominal route (depending on the patient's needs). After more than 10 years as a specialist, currently she develops its healthcare activities in the Unit General and digestive surgery at the Clinical Hospital of Barcelona. He has served on Assistència Surgical Team.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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