A young female patient with a diagnosis of GRAVES disease with cold thyroid nodule was referred to Dr. B.D Pathak (Director GI, Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery) for thyroidectomy. Thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of all or a part of the thyroid gland. After initial investigations and evaluations, Laparoscopic Total Thyroidectomy (a minimal invasive procedure) was planned, it is much safer and appealing as only keyhole incisions placed in hidden areas in comparison to open surgery and there is no visible scar on the body. Recovery after Laparoscopic Total Thyroidectomy is usually quick and uneventful.
The thyroid gland, or simply the thyroid, is an endocrine gland in the neck, consisting of two lobes connected by an isthmus. It is found at the front of the neck, below the Adam's apple. The thyroid gland secretes thyroid hormones, which primarily influence the metabolic rate and protein synthesis. The hormones also have many other effects including those on development.
Laparoscopic Total Thyroidectomy is technically demanding procedure. Only a few specialized surgeons in India are performing this type of surgery by laparoscopic technique, which uses fine instruments to operate on structures in the neck such as the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Because the neck has no anatomical potential space, a10 mm incision is used to insert the telescope and to remove the specimen at the end of the operation. Two small incisions (of 5mm in size) are used as an instruments. All the incisions are placed in the chest so that there is no visible scar after the surgery i.e. there is no scar on the neck.
Department of General & Minimally Invasive surgery is one of the best department of Metro Hospital in Faridabad providing advance surgeries with minimal complication rates and highest level of patient satisfaction. All surgical procedures being done across the world are available here at world class standards.