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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 »
What do you remember? by robs723 Patient Expert Posted Tue 16 Jun 2009 7:53pm It is a little known fact that I don't remember the summer after my first year of law school. This isn't much of an exaggeration. The year after my thyroidectomy, I had a neck dissection, and I can't tell you what I did. The first time I experienced issues with my memory and thought process in general was a week after my thyroid came out. ... Read on »
a familiar place by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 28 Oct 2005 12:00am I'm pretty sure I was here last October around this time, too. Post-operative, realizing that the surgery I have just been through was pretty serious, after all. I manage to get through these things by repeating a mantra of "It's not so bad, it's not so bad," because it helps me to not think about how bad it really is. Of cou ... 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 »
88 Year Old with Recurrent Papillary Thyroid Cancer: Do No Harm or Treat? by Dr. Richard Guttler Medical Doctor Posted Wed 24 Jun 2009 2:05pm Case PresentationQuestionWhy are they treating 85-94 year old patients so aggressively? AnswerBecause they have the tools to do it. 88 Y/O male with a 4 cm mass, which was proven to be a follicular variant of papillary cancer. After total thyroidectomy, he was subjected to hormone withdrawal at his age. Well it is no surprise that he was ... Read on »
HYPERTHYROIDISM, CATS ON A LEASH, WINTER TRAVEL TIPS.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 05 Dec 2010 12:00am Now that December has arrived, it's time to consider Helpful Buckeye's "Winter Travel Tips." Top 5 Winter Travel Tips A winter vacation can be a wonderful change of scenery for you and your dog. But like any trip, you must plan ahead and take certain precautions. Here are five simple things you can do to make winter travel with your ... Read on »
Cancer, Pheos, MEN2a...Oh My! (O... by Jo C. Burzycki Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:53pm Cancer, Pheos, MEN2a...Oh My! (October 1st-14th Updates) October 1st - the biopsy came back... abnormal. And not just abnormal but "abnormal for being abnormal". I had to have blood drawn today to test for a rare form of cancer (medullary thyroid cancer) and no matter what I have to have a complete thyroidectomy. They have to take all of it be ... Read on »
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 »
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 »
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 »