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Koc Healthcare Institutions

Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
9 reviews
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Medical Park Bahcelievler Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Optimed Hospital

Tekirdağ, Turkey
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FROM€ 2,400
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Florence Nightingale Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey
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Kent Hospital

İzmir, Turkey
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Medical Park Goztepe Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Acibadem Maslak Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Kolan British Hospital

Nicosia, Cyprus
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Medical Park Ankara Hospital

Ankara, Turkey
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Ekol Hospital Izmir

İzmir, Turkey
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Acibadem Bodrum Hospital

Muğla, Turkey
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Ethica Incirli Hospital

Istanbul, Turkey
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Indraprastha Apollo Hospital

New Delhi, India
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Medical Park Antalya Hospital

Antalya, Turkey
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Thyroidectomy Cost

Average Thyroidectomy costs are € 3,838, based on Thyroidectomy prices from 15 clinics. Cheapest Thyroidectomy cost is € 2,400 where Thyroidectomy prices can go up to € 6,000.

Thyroidectomy prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Thyroidectomy in Turkey is a popular option where Thyroidectomy costs as low as € 2,400.

Please note that the Thyroidectomy prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Thyroidectomy procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Thyroidectomy procedures. To receive a personalized Thyroidectomy quote, please click HERE.

Thyroidectomy

Thyroidectomy surgery is the practice of removing the thyroid gland either completely or partly. In general, thyroidectomy surgery is performed for patients who have a goiter, hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer, or thyroid nodules.

The thyroid which is located under Adam's apple is responsible for the production of many different hormones such as calcitonin, triiodothyronine, and thyroxine. Some of the patients who are experiencing difficulties in breathing and swallowing because of their enlarged thyroid eventually have a thyroidectomy surgery.


There are six types of thyroidectomy surgery, but the most common are: 

● Partial thyroidectomy surgery – only a part of the thyroid gland is removed, specifically the part of the gland that is located right in front of the trachea  ● Near-total thyroidectomy surgery – both lobes of the thyroid gland are removed, apart from a very small amount of thyroid tissue 
● Total thyroidectomy surgery – the entire gland is removed during this procedure 

Depending on the patient's illness, surgeons decide on the type of thyroidectomy surgery they would perform. If the patient’s case is about aesthetic or cosmetic reasons, partial thyroidectomy operation would be more appropriate.

Thyroidectomy Candidates

For people who are suffering from the following medical conditions, usually thyroidectomy is suggested:


● Thyroid Cancer –Thyroid cancer is one of the most widespread cause for patients to undergo thyroidectomy surgery. For the patients who have thyroid cancer, thyroid glands are removed completely or partially during the operation of thyroidectomy. 

● Hyperthyroidism– People who have hyperthyroidism have higher levels of thyroxine than usual. Usually, thyroidectomy is performed for these patients to treat their condition.
● Goiter

Am I Suitable for Thyroidectomy?

Thyroidectomy surgery is suggested for patients who can not benefit from such treatments of anti-thyroid drugs or radioactive iodine therapy etc. There might be a necessity for pregnant women to wait until their second or thirdtrimester of a pregnancy before they have thyroidectomy surgery. Also, patients who have aggressive forms of cancer and intense breathing difficulties are listed among the exclusions

Preparing for Thyroidectomy

As a preparation thyroid ultrasound is required for patients, who will have a thyroidectomy.CT scan, blood tests, and the patient's vocal cord assessment are also needed before the thyroidectomy procedure.

How is Thyroidectomy Performed?

For thyroidectomy surgery, general anesthesia is used, and during the operation, surgeons follow up the vital signs of the patient.

Thyroidectomy operation can be performed in three different ways:


● Conventional thyroidectomy:A collar incision is created above the sternal notch. The incision is created in the natural creases of the skin. Most incisions are between 6 and 8 cm in length.
● Robotic thyroidectomy: In this method, cuts can be in the armpit, neck, or chest.  
●Endoscopic thyroidectomy: In this technique, smaller cuts which have short space between them are made to perform the operation.

After making the required cuts, surgeons remove the thyroid gland either totally or partly. In case of necessity, lymph nodes might be removed as well. Thyroidectomy surgery takes a couple of hours. The area is then sutured and bandaged. After the operation patient should spend a night at the hospital under the supervision of medical staff.

Thyroidectomy Summary

Anesthesia

General anesthetic

Back to Work

10 days

Hospital Stay

Patient is required to stay 1 night in the hospital

Back to Sports

2 weeks

Thyroidectomy Recovery

Most patients return to normal activities in 10 days after the thyroidectomy procedure. Some restrictions may apply during this period – the surgeon will provide you with specific guidelines. Pain, discomfort and a very weak voice are to be expected after the surgery.

Thyroidectomy Risks and Complications

Risks and complications related to a thyroidectomy procedure are: 

● Permanent changes in voice 
● Infection – around 2% chance 
● Bleeding 
● Airway obstruction 
● Permanent low calcium levels 
● Permanent need for thyroid hormone replacement drugs – around 50% chance

Thyroidectomy Side Effects

The following are the possible side effects of thyroidectomy surgery:


● Bleeding 
● Pain in the neck 
● Swelling around the incision site ● Temporary, weak voice

Thyroidectomy Success Rates

Depending on the kind of cancer the patient is suffering from and its spread, the success rate of thyroidectomy changes. However, the success rate of thyroidectomy performed for cosmetic reasons is in the high 90s.

Before and After Thyroidectomy

After the thyroidectomy surgery, a patient needs to take thyroid hormone medications. There might be a need for radioactive iodine therapy after the operation, for the patients who suffered from thyroid cancer.

Thyroidectomy FAQ

– When can I start doing sports again after the surgery? 
2 weeks after the operation, patients can start doing sports.

–When will I be able to go back to work after the thyroidectomy operation?

Many of the patients are able to go back to their work for around 10 days. 

– What are the chances of having permanent low calcium levels after the thyroidectomy procedure? 

The risk is lower than 1%.

This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.