What Can Happen to You with a Low Volume Thyroid Surgeon

What Can Happen to You with a Low Volume Thyroid Surgeon

What Can Happen to You with a Low Volume Thyroid Surgeon

What Can Happen to You with a Low Volume Thyroid Surgeon?

Any thyroid surgeon doing less than 25 total thyroidectomies a year is low volume and puts you at increased risk of complication like the one shown below. The top image is of normal vocal cords.

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The lower shows the recurrent nerve damage causing the cord to fail to close and the air rushing through causeing the voice change. More surgery is need to correct this complication.

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Image below shows the less thyroid operations a year the higher the increased risk compared to high volume surgeons doing >25 totals a year. Worth the time to hunt around for one of the high volume surgeons for your surgery.

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