Thyroid Surgery 101: Why Your Quality of Life is Decreased with Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery.

Thyroid Surgery 101: Why Your Quality of Life is Decreased with Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery.

Thyroid Surgery 101: Why Your Quality of Life is Decreased with Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery.

Thyroid Surgery 101: Why Your Quality of Life is Decreased with Unnecessary Thyroid Surgery.

  1. Patients diagnosed with differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC), particularly those who underwent total thyroidectomies vs hemithyroidectomies, report a wide range of health-related quality of life issues.
  2. Micropapillary can avoid surgery by active surveillance, or ablation with ethanol PEI or RFA
  3. What about patients with benign thyroid nodules?
  4. Alternative therapy with ethanol PEI or radiofrequency ablation RFA does not have decreased QOL issues like thyroid surgery.
  5. Before surgery get a second opinion to see if you can just have a lobectomy. Less severe QOL with a lobectomy compared to a total.
  6. Four HRQOL, physical effects, psychological, lifestyle effects, and adverse effect.
  7. With total thyroidectomy, patient needs to take supplemental hormones for the rest of their life
  8. More risk to recurrent nerves to the vocal cords and parathyroids4aa4669678049425f5fee7549392c44a
  9. Low calcium after surgery causes tetany of the nerves.
  10. with total thyroidectomy.
  11. Temporary or permanent hoarseness after surgery.
  12. vcalparalysis
  13. There are now multiple options for patients with a thyroid nodule or cancer problem.
  14. Total TX, Lobectomy, Active surveillance, Ablation procedures.
  15. Large benign symptomatic solid or cystic nodule Do Not Need Surgery at all. PEI and RFA are the treatment of choice.
  16. Large toxic nodules can be treated by ablation without surgery.
  17. Micropapillary cancers can be watched without surgery.
  18. Non-invasive follicular variant is now not a cancer but a benign follicular tumor called NIFT-P. This presently needs only a lobectomy to proof it is not a cancer.
  19. Call 310-393-8860 or email to thyroid.manager@protonmail.com for details of a second opinion.
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