Your thyroid operation
Your thyroid operation with Mr Christakis
No patient is the same and every individual needs to have an operation that is tailored specifically to their needs.
Thyroid operations can technically be very straight-forward and quick but they can also end up be very complex and lengthy in time depending on the underlying pathology and the individual patient. It is obvious that the more complex an operation, the higher are the surgical risks.
Mr Christakis offers all spectrums of thyroid operations including major thyroid cancer surgery with lymph node neck dissection and reoperations.
Mr Christakis offers the following thyroid operations :
- Thyroidectomy for thyroid cancer (papillary, follicular, medullary) with/without lymph node dissection (central-lateral)
- Graves’ disease / thyrotoxicosis / toxic adenoma
- Suspicious thyroid nodules (Thy3-Thy4-Thy5)
- Retrosternal goitre
- Thyroidectomy for rare and genetic diseases including Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia (MEN2)
During the operation, Mr Christakis uses a special device called intraoperative nerve monitoring to check that the laryngeal nerves are working normally/have not been affected from the operation.
Post-operative care and what to expect
Mr Christakis stiches the skin just like the plastic surgeons and uses a special glue on top of it. You will not have any stiches on the outside, no drains (plastic tubes) and you do not need to have a dressing on top of your wound. All the stiches are on the inside and are self-absorbable.