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Endocrine Surgery - Must Know Facts About It!

Dr. Om Prakash Prajapati 86% (12 ratings)
MBBS, MS General Surgery, MCh Endocrine Surgery
General Surgeon, Varanasi
Endocrine Surgery - Must Know Facts About It!

All the surgical operations performed on any of the endocrine glands come under the roof of endocrine surgery. Endocrine glands function as hormone secretor and have a major impact on the normal functioning of all the cells of body. Endocrine surgeons expertise in treating and operating either thyroid glands or parathyroid glands or adrenal glands or endocrine pancreas or neuro-endocrine glands. Duties of Endocrine surgeons range from initial diagnosis to examination of endocrine disorders. They further collaborate with pathologists, geneticists, radiologists, anesthetists and contribute in higher researches related to endocrine glands.

A brief about thyroid surgery
It is one of the most common endocrine surgeries. Symptoms that suggest a person shall undertake a thyroid surgery

  1. A lump which can be a malignant tumor in disguise. A fine needle biopsy of the lump is performed to detect the chances of tumor.
  2. goitre which may be indicated by hindrance in breathing, persistent coughand difficulty in wallowing. This may cause load on adjacent organs.
  3. A retrosternal goiter.

Following operations are performed during thyroid surgery

  1. Bilateral subtotal thyroidectomyFor eleminating major part of thyroid except both part of lobes.
  2. Hemithyroidectomy: For eleminating half of thyroid
  3. Total thyroidectomy: For exclusion of entire thyroid
  4. Removal of thyroid nodule: Cutting out a lump from the thyroid

The procedure for thyroid surgery

The patient undertaking thyroid surgery is given either general anesthesia or local anesthesia. The surgery starts with making an incision, in front of the neck. This cut is made at about 2 - 3cm above collarbone. Then the muscles are divided so that the thyroid can be cut out. This entire operation is to be carried out with utmost care and attention so that parathyroid glands and voice box are unharmed.

Complexities involved in thyroid surgery

  1. While undergoing a thyroid surgery, chances of experiencing chest infection, infection due to anesthetics,heart problems, blood clotting, cut infections still persist.
  2. If bleeding continues post the surgery, it may result in swollen throat. Normal breathing may also be hampered. If during the operation, the voice box is damaged, it may result in hoarseness of the voice.
  3. Damage to the parathyroid glands may cause decrement in level of calcium in blood.
  4. If the scar tissue grows abnormally, it may result in surgical scar.

Remedies for the above complications

  1. Effects due to the damage to the voice box can be diminished by utilizing speech therapy. An additional surgery of the vocal cords can also be an option.
  2. One can overcome the drop in the level of calcium by taking calcium and vitamin D tablets.
  3. Surgical scars can be treated with the aid of steroid injections or silicone gel tape.

Best General Surgeons in Gurgaon

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

A general surgeon has special expertise in abdomen problems and general anatomy. Best General Surgeons in Gurgaon are specialised in treating trauma surgeries and surgeries related to organs,  gallbladder, colon, appendix bones. Below is the list of best general surgeons in Gurgaon:

1. Dr. Ashish Pitale

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Consultation fees: ₹500 - 900

Dr Ashish Pitale is a Senior Consultant Surgeon with 27 years of experience. He specializes in Laparoscopic Surgery and has also done a fellowship in Bariatric surgery. He is trained from UK for higher surgical training where he got hands on experience in Gastrointestinal, Laparoscopic, Thyroid and Breast surgery. He currently practices at Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon and his own clinic in Dwarka, Delhi. In his vast experience he has traveled several complicated cases. 

2. Dr. Vaibhav Kapoor

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES

Consultation fees: ₹700

Dr. Vaibhav Kapoor has over 10 years of experience in the field of laparoscopic and laser Surgeon. He is also a certified in Laser Proctology and Varicose Veins Surgery. He is known for use of latest technology to treat his patients and is holistic in his approach. He currently practices at Pristyn Care Laser Clinic. His areas of expertise are laser treatment of piles, fistula, fissure, varicose vein treatment. 

3. Dr. Gaurav Bansal

MBBS, MS-General Surgery , FMAS, FIAGES

Consultation fees: ₹500 - 700

Dr. Gaurav Bansal is amongst the best Laparoscopic and General Surgeon in Gurgaon. He is associated with many hospitals like Primus Hospital- Delhi, C K BIRLA , Artemis Hospital, W Pratiksha and Greenwoods Health Centre. His special interest are doing laparoscopic surgeries related to Gallbladder, Hernia, Piles surgery, Fistula, Fissure, Hydrocoele, Gastro Intestinal Surgery , all minor surgeries and Breast surgery. 

4. Dr. Rusy Bhalla

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Consultation fees: ₹1200 

Dr. Rusy Bhalla is a well known General Surgeon who is practicing from 28 years in these fields. He is currently associated with W Pratiksha Hospital, Gugaon. During his career he has earned various fellowships at national and international level. He is also a member of various medical associations. His area of specialisation are Fistula Treatment, Colorectal Surgery, Thyroid Swelling, G.I. Surgery and Cancer Surgery etc.

5. Dr. Vikrant Sharma

MS - General Surgery, MD - Physician, FNB In Minimal Access Surgery

Consultation fees: ₹300 

Dr. Vikrant Sharma is a well known laparoscopic surgeon and is currently director of advanced laparoscopic surgery centre at Meenakshi Hospital, Kaushambi. He has Done Fellowship In Bariatric Surgery from Mohak Bariatrics and robotics, Indore which is amongst the most reputed center for obesity surgery. He has also specializes in all kind of minimal access procedures like Bariatric surgeries, Colorectal, Gynecological and Gynae-oncosurgeries. 

6. Dr. Avaneesh Hasiza

MBBS, DNB - General Surgery, MS - General Surgery

Consultation fees: ₹500 

Dr Avaneesh Hasiza is amongst the reputed laparoscopic surgeon in Gurgaon. He has more than 15 years of experience and has conducted several hundred surgeries. His area of intrest are removal of gallbladder stone,all types of hernia, abdominal tumours and obstruction surgeries. He is known for the use of the most advanced and best techniques called MIPH or Stapler Piles Surgery for treating appendix and piles surgery. 

7. Dr. Rajiv Parakh

FRCS, M.B.B.S., MS (Surgery)

Consultation fees: ₹1200

Dr. Rajiv Parakh is a General Surgeon who has 36 years of experience. He has been awarded several awards and has been honoured by several institutes like Sushil Malik Oration - Indian Medical Association, SDB Prof. Hari Vaishnava Oration By Delhi Medical Association, Sushil Malik Oration by Indian Medical Association. He is the founder member of Vascular Society of India, Endovascular Intervention Society of India and is a Life Member of the Society of Vascular Surgery. He was elected as Secretary of the International Society for Vascular Surgery, New York, USA in 2007. He currently practices at Medenta hospital. His areas of specialization are Carotid Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Below the Knee Angioplasty and Vascular Trauma.

8. Dr. A.K. Kriplani

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Consultation fees: ₹1000

Dr. A.K. Kriplani has 41 years of experience and has held some very reputed positions like President and trustee of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons. He is recipient of more than 20 Awards, honours and orations. He is also the first surgeon in India to perform advance surgeries like laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic splenectomy and laparoscopic whipple's pancreaticoduodenectomy. He has trained hundreds of surgeons in laparoscopic surgery from India and across different countries.

Best Surgeon in Delhi!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

A general surgeon are expert at performing various surgeries of various body organs like gallbladder, gastric disorders, thyroid gland and soft tissue surgery. Here are best surgeons in Delhi, who you can consult:

1. Dr. C.S. Ramachandran

FICS, FCCP (USA), DNB (General Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. C.S. Ramachandran has 45 years of experience as laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon in Delhi. He is a member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his services are- laparoscopic and endocrine surgery, fistula treatment , gastrointestinal and endo surgeries. He is associated with many hospitals and clinics like Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Noble Medicare and Dr. Ramachandran Clinic.

Consultation fees:  ₹1500

2. Dr. Manish K Gupta

MBBS, DNB - General Surgery, FIAGES

Dr. Manish K Gupta has 14 years of experience and is an Advance Laparoscopic & Robotic Surgeon at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. His main area of interest is the laparoscopic management of gallbladder, hernia, colo-rectal surgery & Bariatric surgery (obesity or weight loss surgery). He has been awarded as best doctor award in 2008 at Fortis Hospital. He is an active member of various medical associations. He is also associated with New Life Clinic, Delhi.

Consultation fees:  ₹800-2150

3. Dr. Vijay Arora

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr Vijay Arora has over 50 years of experience surgeon in New Delhi. He specialises in laparoscopic procedures related to oesophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. He is an active member of many prestigious organisations and associations. He is also associated with Sama Nursing Home, Delhi.

Consultation fees:  ₹2000

4. Dr. Saket Goel

MS, MBBS, Clinical Fellow Pancreatic Surgery, FMBS

Dr. Saket Goel has more than 21 years of experience and is currently associated with Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals and Goel's Clinic. He has done several fellowships at national and international level. He has performed several surgeries like- laparoscopic cholecystectomy, hernia repair, inguinal, ventral, appendicectomy. He is also known for his successful bariatric surgeries. 

Consultation fees:  ₹1000- 1500

5. Dr. Srikrishna Das

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Srikrishna Das is a General Surgeon with 15 years of experience and currently practices at  Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He has done fellowship in Laproscopic Surgery (Minimal Access Surgery) after completing his MBBS. He is an active member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his treatments and surgeries related to kidney stone treatment, pancreatic surgery and piles treatment

Consultation fees:  ₹1000- 1500

6. Dr. Ashish Pitale

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr Ashish Pitale has 27 years of experience and has special expertise in Laparoscopic (key hole) Surgery including Bariatric ( Weight Loss) surgery. He is associated with many hospitals and clinics across Delhi- NCR.

Consultation fees:  ₹500-900

7. Dr. Binod Samal

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Laparoscopic, Burns & Plastic

Dr. Binod Samal is a General Surgeon with 28 years of experience. He currently practices at New Life Centre For Surgery in IP Extension, Delhi. He is a specialist who deals with burn cases and plastic surgery. He is a member of Delhi Medical Council and Medical Council of India (MCI).

Consultation fees:  ₹600

8. Dr. Pankaj Sharma

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Pankaj Sharma is amongst the leading Bariatric surgeon in Delhi, India with 25 years of experience. He is associated with Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi. His areas of expertise include Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery (for Severe Obesity), Metabolic Surgery (for Diabetes) and GI Surgery.

Consultation fees:  ₹800-1000

9. Dr. Shailender Kumar Jain

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Shailendra Kumar Jain has 17 years of experience and is a very reputed name in West Delhi. He has performed thousands of successful surgeries with special focus on laparoscopic and endocrine surgery, fistula treatment , gastrointestinal and endo surgeries. He is currently practicing at Surgical Solution, Delhi.

Consultation fees:  ₹400

10. Dr. Rahul Sinha

MBBS, DNB ( General Surgery )

Dr. Rahul Sinha has 21 years of experience as laparoscopic surgeon in Delhi. He is a member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his services are- laparoscopic and endocrine surgery, fistula treatment , gastrointestinal and endo surgeries. He is associated with many hospitals and clinics like Apollo and Max Super Speciality hospital.

Consultation fees:  ₹300- 850

Best Surgeon in Mumbai

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

In case you or your near ones are going through pain and need to undergo surgery. Consult these best general surgeon in Mumbai. A general surgeon are well trained to perform surgeries involving the gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system, liver, colon, and some other parts of the body. These surgical procedures are generally small and carried out using minimally invasive procedures like advanced laparoscopic methods. Best general surgeon in Mumbai that can be of help in general surgery as well as in cases related to trauma surgery are:

1. Dr. Jiten Chowdhry

MS - General Surgery, FAIS, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FICS, Dip. Lap Surgery, MRCS (UK), MBBS, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Dr. Jiten Chowdhry is a well known and an awarded General Surgeon who is practicing from 19 years in these fields. He is currently associated with Godrej Memorial Hospital and Ruby Hospital - A Venture of Arogyam Hospital, Mumbai. During his career he has earned various fellowships at national and international level. He is also a member of various medical associations. His area of specialisation are Fistula Treatment, Colorectal Surgery, Thyroid Swelling, G.I. Surgery and Cancer Surgery etc.

Consultation fees: ₹600 

2. Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath

M. S. , MBBS

Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath is a reputed General Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon. In 22 years of his career, he has handled several cases of Endosurgery, Laparoscopic Surgery and Endoscopy.He is currently affiliated with Sanchaiti Superspeciality Hospital, Aditi Hospital and Suchak Hospital, Mumbai. He is also a member of Maharashtra Medical Council.

Consultation fees: ₹800-1000

3. Dr. K.P. Madhukar

MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, FMAS

Dr Kumar Premjeet Madhukar with 10 years of his practice has become an eminent name in his field. In addition to his experience he has several years of fellowship and an active member of medical associations. Other than being a practicing doctor, he is also a professor. His special interest are minimal invasive gastrointestinal surgery, hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery, liver-pancreas-bile duct surgery, gallbladder surgery and hernia surgery. He is associated with multiple hospitals.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

4. Dr. Avinash Agrawal

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Avinash Agrawal has over 14 years of experience, he is amongst the best surgeon in Bangalore. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He has contributed in various clinical papers and part of research in India and internationally.

Consultation fees: ₹1500

5. Dr. Nimesh Shah

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Nimesh Shah, in 20 years of experience has performed a wide range of surgeries through advanced laparoscopic techniques as well as endoscopy. His areas of expertise are cholecystectomies, hernia surgeries and appendectomies. He currently practices at 
Sanjeevanee Hospital and Anand Clinic.

Consultation fees: ₹800

6. Dr. Ojas Potdar

DNB General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Ojas Potdar practices at Bhabha Hospital. He has 4 years of experience and has done fellowship in Laproscopic Surgery (Minimal Access Surgery) after completing his MBBS. He is an active member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his treatments and surgeries related to kidney stone treatment, pancreatic surgery and piles treatment

Consultation fees: ₹200

7. Dr. Parag Shah

MS

Dr. Parag Shah has 29 years of experience. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He is associated with several hospitals and clinics.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

8. Dr. Arun J Ranade

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Arun Ranade is  a senior surgeon with 45 years of experience. He is currently associated with Unnati Hospital, Mumbai. He specialises in treating illness, trauma-related crises, and pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. 

Consultation fees: ₹500

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Best Surgeon in Mumbai!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

In case you or your near ones are going through pain and need to undergo surgery. Consult these best general surgeon in Mumbai. A general surgeon are well trained to perform surgeries involving the gastrointestinal tract, endocrine system, liver, colon, and some other parts of the body. These surgical procedures are generally small and carried out using minimally invasive procedures like advanced laparoscopic methods. Best general surgeon in Mumbai that can be of help in general surgery as well as in cases related to trauma surgery are:

1. Dr. Jiten Chowdhry

MS - General Surgery, FAIS, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, FICS, Dip. Lap Surgery, MRCS (UK), MBBS, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Dr. Jiten Chowdhry is a well known and an awarded General Surgeon who is practicing from 19 years in these fields. He is currently associated with Godrej Memorial Hospital and Ruby Hospital - A Venture of Arogyam Hospital, Mumbai. During his career he has earned various fellowships at national and international level. He is also a member of various medical associations. His area of specialisation are Fistula Treatment, Colorectal Surgery, Thyroid Swelling, G.I. Surgery and Cancer Surgery etc.

Consultation fees: ₹600 

2. Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath

M. S. , MBBS

Dr. Khomane Gorakshanath is a reputed General Surgeon and Laparoscopic Surgeon. In 22 years of his career, he has handled several cases of Endosurgery, Laparoscopic Surgery and Endoscopy.He is currently affiliated with Sanchaiti Superspeciality Hospital, Aditi Hospital and Suchak Hospital, Mumbai. He is also a member of Maharashtra Medical Council.

Consultation fees: ₹800-1000

3. Dr. K.P. Madhukar

MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, FMAS

Dr Kumar Premjeet Madhukar with 10 years of his practice has become an eminent name in his field. In addition to his experience he has several years of fellowship and an active member of medical associations. Other than being a practicing doctor, he is also a professor. His special interest are minimal invasive gastrointestinal surgery, hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgery, liver-pancreas-bile duct surgery, gallbladder surgery and hernia surgery. He is associated with multiple hospitals.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

4. Dr. Avinash Agrawal

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Avinash Agrawal has over 14 years of experience, he is amongst the best surgeon in Bangalore. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He has contributed in various clinical papers and part of research in India and internationally.

Consultation fees: ₹1500

5. Dr. Nimesh Shah

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Nimesh Shah, in 20 years of experience has performed a wide range of surgeries through advanced laparoscopic techniques as well as endoscopy. His areas of expertise are cholecystectomies, hernia surgeries and appendectomies. He currently practices at 
Sanjeevanee Hospital and Anand Clinic.

Consultation fees: ₹800

6. Dr. Ojas Potdar

DNB General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Ojas Potdar practices at Bhabha Hospital. He has 4 years of experience and has done fellowship in Laproscopic Surgery (Minimal Access Surgery) after completing his MBBS. He is an active member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his treatments and surgeries related to kidney stone treatment, pancreatic surgery and piles treatment

Consultation fees: ₹200

7. Dr. Parag Shah

MS

Dr. Parag Shah has 29 years of experience. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He is associated with several hospitals and clinics.

Consultation fees: ₹1000

8. Dr. Arun J Ranade

MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dr. Arun Ranade is  a senior surgeon with 45 years of experience. He is currently associated with Unnati Hospital, Mumbai. He specialises in treating illness, trauma-related crises, and pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. 

Consultation fees: ₹500

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Thyroid Surgery - Understanding More About It!

Dr. Aleem Ullah Khan 87% (11 ratings)
MS - General Surgery, Diploma In Laproscopy Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
Thyroid Surgery - Understanding More About It!

All the surgical operations performed on any of the endocrine glands come under the roof of endocrine surgery. Endocrine glands function as hormone secretor and have a major impact on the normal functioning of all the cells of body. Endocrine surgeons expertise in treating and operating either thyroid glands or parathyroid glands or adrenal glands or endocrine pancreas or neuro-endocrine glands. Duties of Endocrine surgeons range from initial diagnosis to examination of endocrine disorders. They further collaborate with pathologists, geneticists, radiologists, anesthetists and contribute in higher researches related to endocrine glands.

A brief about thyroid surgery
It is one of the most common endocrine surgeries. Symptoms that suggest a person shall undertake a thyroid surgery

  1. A lump which can be a malignant tumor in disguise. A fine needle biopsy of the lump is performed to detect the chances of tumor.
  2. A goitre which may be indicated by hindrance in breathing, persistent cough and difficulty in swallowing. This may cause load on adjacent organs.
  3. A retrosternal goiter.

Following operations are performed during thyroid surgery

  1. Bilateral subtotal thyroidectomy: For eleminating major part of thyroid except both part of lobes.
  2. Hemithyroidectomy: For eleminating half of thyroid
  3. Total thyroidectomy: For exclusion of entire thyroid
  4. Removal of thyroid nodule: Cutting out a lump from the thyroid

The procedure for thyroid surgery
The patient undertaking thyroid surgery is given either general anesthesia or local anesthesia. The surgery starts with making an incision, in front of the neck. This cut is made at about 2 - 3cm above collarbone. Then the muscles are divided so that the thyroid can be cut out. This entire operation is to be carried out with utmost care and attention so that parathyroid glands and voice box are unharmed.

Complexities involved in thyroid surgery

  1. While undergoing a thyroid surgery, chances of experiencing chest infection, infection due to anesthetics, heart problems, blood clotting, cut infections still persist.
  2. If bleeding continues post the surgery, it may result in swollen throat. Normal breathing may also be hampered. If during the operation, the voice box is damaged, it may result in hoarseness of the voice.
  3. Damage to the parathyroid glands may cause decrement in level of calcium in blood.
  4. If the scar tissue grows abnormally, it may result in surgical scar.

Remedies for the above complications

  1. Effects due to the damage to the voice box can be diminished by utilizing speech therapy. An additional surgery of the vocal cords can also be an option.
  2. One can overcome the drop in the level of calcium by taking calcium and vitamin D tablets.
  3. Surgical scars can be treated with the aid of steroid injections or silicone gel tape.

Since there are complications involved with the endocrine surgery, it is advised to consult the expert in the field.

Thyroid Surgery - Reasons To Go For It!

Dr. Apoorv Goel 92% (1537 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery), FMAS (Fellowship In Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
Thyroid Surgery - Reasons To Go For It!

Thyroid is a small butterfly shaped gland, which is present at the lower frontal region of the neck, right beneath the voice box. It produces hormones which regulate metabolism (the breakdown of food by the body to convert it into energy). It even plays a pivotal role in boosting organ functions as well as in helping the body to sustain heat.

However, too much of hormone production by the thyroid gland might yield structural problems, for instance, growth of nodules (abnormal tissue growth) or cysts (non-cancerous sac-like structures containing fluid) and swelling. Hence, a thyroid surgery is a must once these problems occur. The surgery, administered with general anesthesia, eliminates the thyroid gland either wholly or partially.

Why do you need surgery?

  1. The presence of tumors or nodules on one’s thyroid gland is one of the reasons why one should go for the surgery. Although most of the nodules are benign, few can be pre-cancerous or cancerous too. Also, those benign nodules can spell trouble, if they expand in size, thus obstructing the throat. They can be problematic as well if they cause the thyroid gland to overproduce hormones, giving rise to a condition known as hyperthyroidism.
  2. Hyperthyroidism can be corrected through surgery. It is often an outcome of Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disorder wherein the body misidentifies the thyroid gland as a foreign body, thereby creating antibodies to combat it. The thyroid gland gets inflamed in the process, resulting in the overproduction of hormones.
  3. Another reason is the enlargement or swelling up of the thyroid gland, termed as goiter. Similar to large nodules, goiter too can clog the throat, thus interfering with one’s breathing, speaking and eating.

Types of Surgery

  1. Lobectomy: This procedure calls for partial removal of the lobes when a nodule or an inflammation affects just half of the thyroid gland.
  2. Subtotal Thyroidectomy: Here, a small proportion of the thyroid tissue is left behind even after the elimination of the thyroid gland.
  3. Total Thyroidectomy: Through this procedure, the entire thyroid gland is taken out along with the thyroid tissue.
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What To Do Right After Thyroid Gland Removal Surgery?

Dr. Suresh Kumar Agarwalla 83% (10 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Ranchi
What To Do Right After Thyroid Gland Removal Surgery?

Have you undergone a thyroid removal surgery recently or planning to go for one, then you should know some important things that should be kept in mind. After undergoing the surgery, it is essential that you should allow your body some time to recover. Your health care provider will educate you regarding the activities and exercises that can help in recovering from the surgery faster. It is worthy of mention here that the recovery process is dependent on the extent and type of surgery you have undergone. It would generally take a longer time to recover from traditional surgery than minimally invasive procedure.

What to do right after the surgery?
In the days following the surgery, you are required to take care of the incision area. You may or not be allowed to take a bath depending on the dressing on the wound. You are likely to experience slight swelling around the scar. Even though this is normal, you should report to your doctor without further delay. The scar may start feeling hard three weeks after the surgery, and you may apply an unscented moisturizer to prevent dryness while healing.

When to start daily activities after the thyroid gland removal surgery?
You are free to resume most of the normal activities the day following the surgery. But you should wait for at least 10 days or until your doctor allows you to engage in physically strenuous activities. Your throat is likely to feel sore for a couple of days. You can also take an over-the-counter pain medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen for relieving soreness. In case these drugs are not offering desired relief, your doctor may prescribe you to take narcotic pain medicine. It is a common outcome of the thyroid removal surgery to develop hypothyroidism. In case this happens to you, your doctor may recommend you to take some form of levothyroxine for bringing down the hormone levels.

Is there any physical restriction after the thyroid removal surgery?
Most surgeons recommend that patients should limit all sorts of physically strenuous works after the thyroid removal surgery. This is recommended for reducing the risk of postoperative neck hematoma and breaking open of the wound closure. These limitations are temporary and brief and are generally followed by a quick transition to unrestricted activity. You are free to take part in heavy lifting or swimming or other exercises two to three weeks after the surgery.

Is it possible to lead a normal life after the thyroid removal surgery?
Once you have recovered from the effects of thyroid surgery, you can do anything you feel like. Post-surgery your thyroid levels will be monitored through regular follow-ups. If the surgery were carried out for thyroid cancer, your doctor would also check for recurrence of cancer during your visits. It is essential to stick to this schedule and report if you notice any suspicious changes or experience discomfort so that proper care can be given and you can lead a normal life.

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Best Surgeon in Bangalore

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best Surgeon in Bangalore

Undergoing a surgery can be very difficult emotionally, physically and mentally. But knowing the best surgeons in Bangalore can give you confidence and support decision making. A general surgeon is trained and specialises to perform surgeries on various parts of the body like head, neck, abdomen, endocrine system, vascular region etc. Here is a list of best surgeons in bangalore

1. Dr. Adarsh Patil

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Adarsh Patil with over 18 years of experience, he is amongst the best surgeon in Bangalore. He has successfully performed several laparoscopic surgeries like appendix, hernia repair and gallbladder surgeries and open surgeries such as gastric resection, pancreatic and thyroid surgeries. He has contributed in various clinical papers and part of research in India and internationally.

Consultation fees:  ₹450-600

2. Dr. Preetham Raj

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

Dr. Preetham Raj is a leading General Surgeon in Bangalore. He is associated with many clinics and hospitals like Manipal Hospital and Rajkumar multi speciality clinic and diagnostics, JP Nagar, Bangalore. He has been a practicing for 11 years and has also done a fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery.

Consultation fees:  ₹400

3. Dr. Anupama Pujar K

MS - General Surgery, FMAS, Fellowship of Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (FIAGES)

Dr. Pujar K has 12 years of experience and her area of specialization is laparoscopic and breast surgery. She is currently practicing at MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital and is also an assistant professor there.

Consultation fees:  ₹500

4. Dr. Praveen C R

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Diploma In Minimal Access Surgery

Dr. Praveen C R is an experienced and reputed General Surgeon in Bangalore. He is currently associated with Columbia Asia Hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore. He has done a Diploma In Minimal Access Surgery after completing his  masters. In 16 years of experience he has encountered many challenging cases and has handled them successfully.

Consultation fees:  ₹600

5. Dr. Satyajit Godhi

M.S. General Surgery, M.Ch Gastro - Intestinal Surgery

Dr. Godhi is amongst the very few surgeons in Bangalore who have M.Ch degree in Gastroinetstinal Surgery.in a span of six years he has become a trusted name when it comes to laparoscopic and gastrointestinal cancer surgeon. He has been delivering on cancer surgeries related to gastro with results as per international standards. Other areas where he has been delivering are minimal invasive surgeries like laparoscopic cholecystectomies, hernia surgeries and appendectomies.

Consultation fees:  ₹350

6. Dr. Dinesh Kumar

MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Dr. Dinesh Kumar practices at Apollo Clinic. He has 19 years of experience and has done fellowship in Laproscopic Surgery (Minimal Access Surgery) after completing his MBBS. He is an active member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI), Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his treatments and surgeries related to kidney stone treatment, pancreatic surgery and piles treatment

Consultation fees:  ₹400-500

7. Dr. Niranjan P

MBBS, DNB - General Surgery

Dr. Niranjan P has 12 years of experience as laparoscopic and bariatric surgeon in Bangalore. He is a member of Association of Surgeons of India (ASI). He is known for his services are- laparoscopic and endocrine surgery, fistula treatment , gastrointestinal and endo surgeries. He is associated with many hospitals and clinics like Apollo and Vasavi hospital.

Consultation fees:  ₹500

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Thyroid Surgery - When Should You Consider Going For It?

Dr. G M Irfan 87% (10 ratings)
MCh - Pediatric Surgery, MRCS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery(FMAS) & Reproductive Medicine, MBBS
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
Thyroid Surgery - When Should You Consider Going For It?

The thyroid gland is located on the front base of the neck and its shape is like a butterfly. The thyroid gland plays a significant role in our body by secreting several hormones that are collectively called as thyroid hormones. These hormones regulate different processes throughout the body such as influencing the metabolism, body temperature and keeping the other organs to function properly. Sometimes, the thyroid gland is affected by various disorders such as goiter (enlargement of the thyroid gland), hyperthyroidism (over-production of thyroid hormone), hypothyroidism (insufficient production of thyroid hormone), and thyroid cancer. Thyroid surgery is also called, thyroidectomy and is used to treat thyroid disorders.

Here are some common reasons why thyroid surgery is advised:

  1. Thyroid cancerCancer of the thyroid gland is one of the most common reasons to perform the thyroid surgery. Depending on the conditions and stage of cancer, removal of most of the part of the thyroid gland, if not all, is considered as the treatment option. Surgery is considered an imperative option when small nodules or tumors are present in the gland and some of these nodules are precancerous or cancerous.
  2. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid): The second reason of thyroidectomy is hyperthyroidism. Hyperthyroidism is the condition in which thyroid gland produces a large amount of thyroxine hormone (it is the main hormone of the thyroid gland). If the patients don’t respond to the other treatment options such as anti-thyroid medications or if they don’t want to undergo radioactive iodine therapy, thyroid surgery may be a right option.
  3. Goiter (enlargement of thyroid gland): Another reason of thyroidectomy is the enlargement of the thyroid gland. The condition, in which thyroid gland swells or enlarges, is known as goiter. In the condition of goiter, the benign nodules become large enough to cause different problems. Thyroid surgery is the right option for the treatment of these problems that include difficulty in eating, breathing or speaking; the patient feeling uncomfortable, and the overproduction of thyroxine hormone.

Types of thyroid surgeries:
Although there are different types of thyroid surgeries the most common types are:

  1. Lobectomy: It involves removing one of the two lobes of thyroid gland when the inflammation or nodule affects only half of the gland.
  2. Subtotal thyroidectomy: It involves removing the thyroid gland but the surgeon leaves a small amount of thyroid tissue behind.
  3. Total thyroidectomy: It involves removing the complete thyroid gland and thyroid tissue. It is done to treat cancer or when the inflammation affects the entire gland.

Conclusion: 
Thyroid disorders can be treated with various treatment options but it is better to have a thyroid surgery if the underlying thyroid disorder becomes severe. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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