Thyroid No Surgery 101: Readmission after thyroid surgery

Thyroid No Surgery 101: Readmission after thyroid surgery

Thyroid No Surgery 101: Readmission after thyroid surgery

Thyroid No Surgery 101: Readmission after thyroid surgery.When and Why?

Dr.Guttler’s comments;

 

  1. Complications after thyroidectomy can occur early after discharge.
  2.  22,654 patients underwent inpatient thyroid surgery during the study period, 990 of whom (4.4%) were readmitted within 30 days.
  3. Most common diagnoses during readmission were disorders of mineral metabolism and hypocalcemia, accounting for 36.0% and 26.6% of readmissions.
  4. Calcium-related abnormalities were the top diagnoses at readmissions (22.1%).
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  6. Calcium deficiency shown as an effect on the hand.
  7. Low calcium due to damage to parathyroid glands can cause you to go back in as an emergency readmission.
  8. Most readmissions (54.6%) occurred within 7 days of discharge, with 24.6% within the first 2 days.
  9. Readmissions after thyroid surgery occur early after surgery.
  10. Emergency readmissions occurred when Socioeconomic factors, comorbidities, and complications during the first surgery occurred.
  11. Another type of complication that put you back in the hospital and in reason to get outside second opinion before planning to have surgery.
  12. The best way to decrease your chance of readmission is to not have thyroid surgery you don’t need.

What we learned. Thyroid surgery must be needed and not just a simple answer to a problem that does not require surgery or could be treated with alternative methods such as ethanol  PEI or radiofrequency ablation RFA.

 

Call me at 310-393-8860 or thyroid.manager@protonmail.com for evaluation before you go under the knife.

Dr.G.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surg.2018.09.007

 

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