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Bret and Chelle's Thyroidectomie... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm Bret and Chelle's Thyroidectomies We left for Atlanta around 10am on Tuesday, March 29th so that we could get to town fairly early and get settled into the Ronald McDonald House. I was also suppose to meet up with some of the ladies from Amity but thanks to traffic on the way up we ended up not getting to RMH until 2pm so I had to miss out. ... Read on »
UCI Healthcare first in the West And California to Use DaVinci Robot for a Thyroidectomy by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 15 Jul 2010 2:58pm We can add one more procedure that is successful and applicable for robotic surgery, thyroid gland.  This is amazing how they make an incision in the armpit so there is no scaring on the neck for the patient at all.  Normally there’s a pretty good sized incision for this procedure.  Also in the news UCI just received a grant from the NIH in re ... Read on »
Thyroidectomy and Severe constipation by Cowgirl 6309 Posted Thu 03 Mar 2011 6:29pm Dear readers I had a thyriodectomy 2010 and ever since my life has been depressing. the weight gain , constipation high blood pressure,hair lose and sluggishness has put my through a ringer. I focuse on these things so much i cannot do my work at the job. The thing is I been feeling the sluggish and unable to concentrate for years, Drs couldn't tel ... Read on »
What is a Low Risk Thyroid Cancer, and Do I Need Radiation? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm How do I know if I am very, low risk? If you are <45 years old, Get your pathology report from your surgery. Look for these itemsVery Low Risk is a patient has a single < 1 cm cancer nodule. No lymph node mets. The cell type is not an aggressive type, such as Tall Cell. There is no extension beyond the capsule of the thyroid gland. Then th ... Read on »
Thyroid Surgery Riskier for Older Patients: Study by HealthFinder Posted Fri 30 Mar 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink Those between 65 and 79 had twice the risk of serious side effects. FRIDAY, March 30 (Health ... Read on »
A German Story of a Failed Treatment Plan for a Radiation Exposured Patient With a Toxic Nodule, and the Negative Long Term Effe by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm A 45 Y/O female presented to my center with a thyroid nodule. The history was positive for radiation therapy for a skin problem as a child in Germany. At age 30 she had symptoms of hyperthyroidism, and was diagnosed with a single toxic nodule by thyroid uptake and scan. The endocrinologist in Berlin referred her to a surgeon, who did a lobectomy ... Read on »
A German Story of a Failed Treatment Plan for a Radiation Exposured Patient With a Toxic Nodule, and the Negative Long Term Effe by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm A 45 Y/O female presented to my center with a thyroid nodule. The history was positive for radiation therapy for a skin problem as a child in Germany. At age 30 she had symptoms of hyperthyroidism, and was diagnosed with a single toxic nodule by thyroid uptake and scan. The endocrinologist in Berlin referred her to a surgeon, who did a lobectomy re ... Read on »
Thyrogen Shortage: Get the Facts by Kairol Rosenthal Patient Expert Posted Thu 27 May 2010 2:21pm Thyrogen is a damn expensive shot (not always covered by insurance) that simulates the experience of being hypothyroid and allows thyroid cancer patients to undergo full body scans, and sometimes even treatment, while still on their hormones. I have used thyrogen and it is remarkable. While on thyrogen I was able to work and function as ... Read on »
Thyroid surgery safe for older p ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 22 Oct 2009 10:02pm Thyroid surgery safe for older patients, study finds AUGUSTA, Ga., 22 oct 2009 – Thyroid surgery is safe for older patients, say physicians who found only slight differences in rates of complications and hospital readmissions in a multi-year study. "We were pleasantly surprised," says Dr. Melanie W. Seybt, endocrine-head and neck surgeon at ... Read on »
Top up payments for kidney care? by Dr. Donal O'Donoghue Patient Expert Posted Thu 28 May 2009 12:22am In response to the recent bowel cancer cases that have been in the media, the Secretary of State has asked Mike Richards (my counterpart for cancer services), to lead a review of the consequences of additional private drugs for NHS care. Mike is an obvious choice to lead that review – not only because of his track record and credibility but also ... Read on »