Thyroid Preparation for Surgery

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Aside from the routine pre-operative tests that may be required to assess the patient’s overall health (i.e. blood tests, chest X-ray, EKG), the evaluation of a patient prior to thyroid surgery may include: Imaging studies — ultrasound, chest X-ray, CAT scan, RAI scan Blood tests — to check thyroid and parathyroid function Fine-needle aspiration biopsy — to assess for malignancy. Rarely, the…

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Thyroid Office Visit

Thyroid Imagery

What questions will I be asked? When a thyroid nodule is detected, the physician will ask you about your medical history and perform a complete physical exam. Symptoms such as pain, swelling in the neck, difficulty with swallowing, shortness of breath, difficulty with breathing, or a change in your voice should be discussed. Your family…

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