Goiter surgeries are among operations that are particularly abstained by women due to the scar lines. However, you can return to your daily life far easier thanks to minimized scar and quick recovery through minimally invasive surgery (less suture scar) that is introduced by advanced technology
Stating that the goiter, defined as enlargement of the thyroid gland due to benign etiologies, is detected in approximately 30-40% of our population and the condition is more common in women, General Surgeon İlker Abcı, M.D., from Hisar Intercontinental Hospital says: “Enlargement of the thyroid gland may cause shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing and hoarseness. Hyperthyroidism is associated with increased heart rate, bad temper, weight loss, tremor and abnormal sweating in hands, sleeplessness and diarrhea. Hypothyroidism is manifested by low heart rate, weight gain, constipation, depression, generalized tiredness, fragile hair, hair loss, dry skin, impaired memory and menstrual irregularities. A patient with a nodule in the thyroid gland is followed up and treated by endocrinologist and endocrine surgeon. If suspicious cells are detected following a needle biopsy or if the patient suffers from shortness of breath and difficulty swallowing secondary to compression of the trachea and esophagus by the thyroid gland, we operate on the patient”.
Also expressing that advanced technology introduced minimally invasive techniques to the thyroid surgery, General Surgeon İlker Abcı adds “Technologic advancements and introduction of devices that divide and seal blood vessels without any tie or suture, we can perform the surgery with a very small incision in selected patients. This technology uses high-frequency ultrasound energy and destructs the hydrogen bands of proteins inside the tissue. Blood vessels are sealed with lesser thermal damage in a relatively low temperature (80 ℃). Since it is likely to damage the nerves that innervate the vocal cords and the parathyroid glands that regulate calcium homeostasis of the body in thyroid gland surgery, relatively low thermal effect may preserve them in a less hemorrhagic environment. Moreover, this technique not only shortens the duration of surgery along with advantage of less bleeding, but it also reduces the painkiller need in the postoperative period. Ability to avoid large skin incisions, undoubtedly, helps a better aesthetic appearance and faster postoperative recovery. We may discharge our patients the next day after the surgery.”