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Does Thyroid Surgery Leave a Scar?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on May 31, 2021 12:02:03 PM

While thyroid surgery is something that many patients experience regularly, there is a concern many have regarding the aftermath of surgery and scarring. The fear of severe scarring from the surgery is enough to have patients questioning whether they intend to move forward with the surgery. Before getting thyroid surgery, it is important to understand what kind of incision is happening and how to treat the area during recovery. The visibility of your scar is completely up to you and how you treat the area once the thyroid surgery is over. 

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Do You Gain Weight After Thyroid Surgery?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on May 21, 2021 1:44:57 PM

Weight gain is a common concern for patients who get thyroid surgery or a thyroidectomy. Thyroid surgery is a procedure that removes the thyroid gland because of goiter, thyroid cancer, or Graves' disease. These complications affect the production of thyroid hormones T3 and T4 that control the body's metabolic activity. 

After surgery, patients take tablets to replace the hormones. Patients who undergo thyroid surgery may experience weight gain post-surgery. However, it's not clear if the weight gain is caused by thyroid surgery. Let's explore the effects of thyroid surgery on weight gain. 

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What Not to Eat After Thyroid Surgery

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Apr 26, 2021 3:05:00 PM

Faster recovery after thyroid surgery may mean following a strict diet that's free of most food items you took before getting diagnosed. Sticking to your previous eating habits post-surgery may interfere with your body's ability to absorb hormone replacement medication, which may affect your quality of life or even cause weight issues in the future.

There's no denying that preparing meals for a thyroid cancer patient may seem like a daunting task. But once you get used to it, it's a fulfilling experience knowing that you're contributing to the healthy recovery of your loved one or close friend.

So, how does life after thyroid surgery look like in terms of diet? Keep scrolling, and you'll discover the kinds of food to avoid after the procedure.

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Does Your Voice Change After Thyroid Surgery?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Apr 14, 2021 8:03:00 AM

More than 12% of Americans have thyroid disease. While some conditions are controllable by medication, others warrant invasive procedures. Thyroid surgery can be performed for several reasons including goiter, hyper and hypothyroidism, and cancer.

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What to Eat after Thyroid Surgery

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Mar 29, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Thyroid surgery is a common procedure. More than 12% of Americans will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. While some of them may respond to non-invasive treatment, others require surgery.

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How Long Does It Take to Recover from Thyroid Surgery?

Posted by C/V ENT Surgical Group on Mar 19, 2021 3:39:00 PM

It takes about 6-12 weeks* to fully recover from thyroid surgery, however depending on the extent of surgery type and your health condition, most patients in our hands are ready to resume normal activities in 1 to 2 weeks.

With more than 20 million Americans suffering from some form of thyroid disease, thyroid surgeries are common. The key to a successful procedure and quick recovery is finding an experienced thyroid surgeon and following your doctor's recommendations closely.

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Topics: Ear, Nose, Throat, Thyroid Surgery

At C/V ENT Surgical Group we always use the most cutting edge techniques and the best medical equipment to diagnose and treat each and every one of our patients. Aesthetic and functional concerns as well as compassion are of utmost importance to our physicians and by the end of your experience you’ll see why we’re consistently rated the best ENT doctors in Los Angeles.

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