Thyroid Goiter Surgeries

Thyroıd Goıter Surgerıes

    Our valuable patient; This information form has been prepared to help you further. It is recommended that you read and apply the following information for situations that may occur after surgery.
- Thyroidectomy surgery is performed with an 8-10 cm incision horizontally on the front of the neck, parallel to the skin lines. After the operation, the incision is closed with a dressing and a drain is placed.
- The dressing is opened 2 days after the operation, the drain stays for at least 2 days. If the patient does not have shortness of breath, contractions and wound infection after the drain is removed, the patient may be discharged. Wound dressing is done every two days and stitches are removed on the 7th day. The patient's prescription (antibiotics and painkillers) can be arranged and directed to the Internal Diseases Endocrinology outpatient clinic for follow-up and treatment.
- In the early period after the operation, bleeding may occur at the operation site. Generally, this complication can occur while hospitalized. Its treatment is to reopen the wound and stop the bleeding.
- There may be pain at the wound and also a sore throat. Sore throat is usually due to the intubation tube used to put the patient to sleep during surgery. Pain medication will be given for pain.
- After the stitches are removed at the wound site, recovery will continue over time and a barely noticeable scar will be left on the neck with a contour appropriate to the skin lines. However, as a result of an unwanted wound healing, a distinct scar or a distinct scar tissue we call keloid may also occur. As a result, there may be no pleasant appearance in the operation area.
- You may have hoarseness after surgery. This hoarseness may be temporary due to the anesthetic tube and edema and inflammation around the nerves in the area, or it may be permanent as a result of paralysis in the vocal cord.
- Temporary or permanent shortness of breath may occur. In this case, consult your doctor.
- In the early or late postoperative period, blood calcium levels may decrease. Accordingly, there may be numbness, tingling and muscle contractions in various parts of your body, such as face, lip area, etc. This situation can be temporary or permanent. If you have such complaints after discharge, please contact our polyclinic.
- Do not take into account the medical advice given to you by your surroundings, friends or other patients.
- We hope that you will benefit from this surgery and that your next life will be healthy and peaceful.