11 November, 2020
Thyroid surgery is one of the most frequently performed surgeries in our hospitals. This is because morphological and functional alterations of the thyroid gland can have a prevalence of up to 67%, depending on geographical area. Despite being a common intervention, it is not an easy procedure. You need a deep anatomical knowledge of the neck region, delicacy and precision in treating the tissues to avoid collateral effects and possible complications. The biggest challenge facing the patient is choosing the most competent and prepared thyroid surgeon. For this reason, we believe that it is important to know some objective criteria to identify the ideal endocrine surgeon for you and to be able to make the decision. It is important who operates on you.
18 November, 2019
Before any type of surgery, including adrenal gland surgery, the surgeon needs to work with a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and determine preoperative biochemical management, anatomical location, cardiopulmonary evaluation and necessary optimization. Once these conditions have been met, it is crucial to select the most appropriate surgical approach to guarantee the best surgical and oncological results.
13 August, 2019
Thyroiditis is a group of thyroid diseases primarily characterised by an inflamed thyroid. This term encompasses a wide range of entities. From rare acute infectious thyroiditis, subacute lymphocytic thyroiditis or drug-induced inflammation, to the more common chronic autoimmune thyroid inflammation or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
22 October, 2018
The importance of studying a thyroid nodule lies in being able to gauge the nature thereof; i.e., we are concerned whether it is benign or not. Once we have this information, we can plan the course of action to take. Nowadays, we have highly reliable and specific thyroid nodules diagnostic tests. Let us see what they are and how they work… Leer más…
13 June, 2018
As we have mentioned previously, levels of thyroid hormone/levothyroxine need to be adequate after thyroid surgery. In spite of physicians seeing patients periodically for follow-up of symptoms and testing, primarily with thyrotropin (TSH), in some patients, TSH levels will remain slightly elevated on apparently correct doses of thyroid hormone. These patients, with low levothyroxine or high TSH levels, experience the unpleasant symptoms of postoperative or subclinical hypothyroidism.