General Information About Thyroid Surgery Dubai, Abu Dhabi
Burjeel Cancer Center is a leading thyroid center in UAE and operations are provided by our experts and the patients who have a different types of thyroid surgery UAE, Middle East conditions, it includes both cancerous and non-cancerous (benign) thyroid nodules, overactive thyroid glands, and large thyroid glands (goiters). There are 3 types of thyroid operations that a surgeon may perform that includes:
- Excisional biopsy– In this surgeon removes the small part of the thyroid gland by thyroid surgery Middle East, Dubai(rarely in use today)
- Lobectomy– The Surgeon performs it by removing half of the thyroid gland (the most frequent way to remove a nodule)
- Total thyroidectomy – In this Surgeon removes all the identifiable thyroid tissue.
There are some of specific indications for each operation and it is properly treated by our Surgeons in Thyroid Middle East Center with their specialist thyroid surgery Dubai, Middle East. The major risks that include the thyroid operation that involves possible damage to major parts structures near the thyroid surgery Middle East, Dubai, primarily the parathyroid glands recurrent and external laryngeal nerves (which regulate calcium levels) and the (which control the vocal cords).
Questions and Considerations
When thyroid surgery UAE, Dubai is recommended, patients should ask many questions regarding the surgery that includes:
- Why does a patient need an operation?
- Are there other options for the treatment of Thyroid surgery Middle East?
- How should the patient be evaluated prior to the operation?
- How does the patient select a surgeon?
- What are the major risks that can come after thyroid surgery Dubai, Middle East?
- How much of the thyroid gland needs to be removed from the patient?
- Will the patient need to take a thyroid pill after the operation?
- What can a patient expect once he or she decides to proceed with thyroid surgery Middle East, UAE?
- What will be the physical restrictions after the surgery for a patient?
- Will the patient lead a normal life after surgery?
Why Does A Patient Need An Operation?
The major reason for thyroid surgery Abu Dhabi, Dubai is to remove a thyroid nodule, which has been found to be unsure through a fine needle aspiration biopsy (see Thyroid Nodule Part). Surgeries may be recommended for the following biopsy results:
- Cancer (papillary cancer)
- Possible cancer (follicular neoplasm or atypical findings); or
- Inconclusive biopsy
- Molecular marker testing of biopsy specimen that indicates a risk for malignancy.
Many surgeries may be also recommended for the nodules with benign biopsy results if the nodule is large and if it continues to increase in size or if it is causing symptoms like pain, difficulty swallowing, etc. Thyroid Surgery Dubai, Middle East is also a good option for the treatment of hyperthyroidism (Grave’s disease or a “toxic nodule” for large and multinodular goiters and for any goiter that majorly causes symptoms.
Are There Other Means Of Treatment?
Thyroid surgery Middle East, Dubai is definitely indicated to remove nodules suspicious for cancer. When the checking is done and then it shows the absence of a possibility of thyroid cancer, there may be nonsurgical options for therapy depending on the diagnosis. You should discuss the other options for therapy with your physician who has expertise in thyroid diseases and can help with thyroid surgery UAE, Middle East.
How should a patient be Evaluated Prior to the Operation?
The other reasons for operations, majorly all patients considering thyroid surgery Dubai, UAE should be evaluated preoperatively with a thorough and comprehensive medical history and physical exam that includes a cardiopulmonary evaluation. An electrocardiogram and a chest x-ray prior to thyroid surgery UAE, Middle East are often suggested for patients who are over the age of 45 or who are symptomatic from cardiac disease. The blood tests are mainly performed to determine if a bleeding disorder is present or not. At Burjeel Center, many qualified surgeons are performing their method of treatment of Thyroid surgery Abu Dhabi, Dubai by in the best way.
Any patients who have felt a change in their voice or who have treated their previous neck operation for parathyroid surgery, thyroid surgery, spine surgery, carotid artery surgery, etc, and who have also suspected invasive thyroid disease should have their vocal cord function evaluated preoperatively. It is necessary to form whether the recurrent laryngeal nerve which controls the vocal cord muscles is functioning normally and is becoming a norm of practice.
if medullary thyroid cancer is suspected, patients should be evaluated for coexisting adrenal tumors (pheochromocytomas) and for hypercalcemia, hyperparathyroidism, and for thyroid surgery Middle East, Dubai.
How does a patient Select A Surgeon?
In general, thyroid surgery UAE is best treated by a surgeon who has gained special training and who performs thyroid surgery on a regular basis. The complication rate of thyroid surgery Dubai operations is lower when the operation is done by a specialist surgeon who does a lot of a number of thyroid operations each year. Patients must ask their referring physician where he or they would go to have thyroid surgery Middle East, Dubai, or where he or they would send their family members.
Dr. Sadir Alrawi of Burjeel center care which treats Thyroid Surgery UAE Center in Abu Dhabi is the most renowned surgeon for thyroid surgery Dubai, UAE, and treatment. He has years of experience and maintains his skills by staying current with the latest techniques and advanced equipment. He is an expert in conducting minimally invasive thyroid surgery Dubai, Middle East.
What Are The Risks Of The Operation?
The most serious and major possible risks include:
- Bleeding can affect a lot and cause acute respiratory distress,
- An injury to the recurrent laryngeal nerve can cause permanent hoarseness, and breathing problems with possible tracheotomy in very rare cases if the injury is sustained on both levels and damage the parathyroid glands that can control calcium levels in the body, causing hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia.
These problems occur more frequently in patients with invasive tumors or extensive lymph node involvement, many patients requiring a second thyroid surgery Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and also patients with large goiters that go below the collarbone. Overall the risk is a risk of any serious problem should be less than 2%. However, the risk of these complications discussed with the patient must be the particular surgeon’s risks rather than that quoted in the literature. Prior to the surgery, patients should always understand the reasons for the operation, the alternative methods of treatment, and the potential risks and benefits of the operation (informed consent).
How Much Of My Thyroid Gland Needs To Be Removed?
Your respected surgeon always explains to you the planned thyroid Surgery UAE, like lobectomy (hemi) or total thyroidectomy, and the all reasons why such a procedure is recommended and important. For the patients that have papillary or follicular thyroid cancer, there are many but not all. Many surgeons recommend total or near-total thyroidectomy when they believe that subsequent treatment with radioactive iodine might be very beneficial for all patients. For patients with large (>1.5 cm) or more aggressive cancers and many patients with medullary thyroid cancer who have more extensive lymph node dissection is very necessary to separate every possibly involved lymph node metastases.
Thyroid lobectomy may be suggested for all the overactive one-sided nodules or for benign one-sided nodules that are causing symptoms like compression, hoarseness, shortness of breath, or difficulty swallowing.
Total thyroidectomy may be suggested for patients with Graves’ Disease or for patients who have enlarged multinodular goiters.
Will the patient Need To Take A Thyroid Pill After My Operation?
The answer depends on how much of the thyroid gland is removed and separated from the body. If half (hemi) thyroidectomy is performed, there is an 80% chance you will not require a thyroid pill UNLESS you are already on thyroid medication for low thyroid (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) and the patient can treat its thyroid Surgery Middle East, UAE from Burjeel Center Dubai. If a patient has its entire (total) or remaining (completion) thyroidectomy, then he or she has no internal source of thyroid hormone remaining and it will need lifelong thyroid hormone replacement.
What Can a Patient Expect Once he or She Decide To Proceed With Thyroid Surgery Dubai?
Once you have met with your surgeon and decided to proceed with surgery, you will be scheduled for your pre-op evaluation and will meet your anesthesiologist (the person who will put you to sleep during the thyroid surgery UAE). You should take care that you will not have allowed to eat or drink after midnight on the day before thyroid surgery Middle East and should leave valuables and jewelry at home. The time of the surgery usually takes 2-2½ hours, after some time you will be started slowly waking up in the recovery room. Thyroid surgery Abu Dhabi, UAE may be performed through a standard incision in the neck or may be done through a smaller incision with the aid of a video camera (Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy).
Under some special circumstances, thyroid surgery Middle East only can be performed with the help of a robot through a distant incision in either the axilla or the back of the neck. Sometimes there may be a surgical drain in the incision in your neck (which will be removed after the surgery) and you’ll feel sore in your throat because of the breathing tube placed during the operation. Once you are fully awake, you will be moved to a bed in a hospital room where you will be able to eat and drink as per your wish.
Many patients that have thyroid Surgery UAE operations are hospitalized for at least 24 hours and can be discharged in the morning following the operation.
What Will Be the Physical Restrictions Following Surgery?
Most surgeons prefer a strict limitation which is extreme physical activities following surgery. This is a priority to reduce the risk of a post-operative neck hematoma (blood clot) and breaking of stitches in the wound closure. These limitations are very brief, usually, followed by a quick transition process that backs to unrestricted activity. Normal activity can be beginning with the first postoperative day. Vigorous sports like swimming and activities which include heavy lifting should be delayed for at least ten days to 2 weeks.
Will the Patient Be Able To Lead A Normal Life After Surgery?
Yes. Once you have beaten all thyroid nodules and recovered from the effects of thyroid surgery UAE, you will usually be able to do anything that you could do prior to the surgery. Some patients become hypothyroidism following thyroid surgery, requiring treatment.
Burjeel Thyroid Surgery Dubai, UAE Center is recognized for its expertise in thyroid surgery Middle East and cancer treatment. We are committed to transforming the care for each patient treated in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Middle East for Thyroid Surgery UAE. Our multidisciplinary thyroid surgery Dubai team works together to meet your medical needs. For a second opinion on your thyroid disease treatment, book an appointment at +971 55 101 0169.