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Mary Shomon

Is Outpatient Thyroid Surgery Safe?

By September 25, 2006

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When you have thyroid nodules, a goiter, or thyroid cancer, surgery -- known as thyroidectomy -- may be recommended. But will your doctor perform your thyroid surgery on an outpatient basis, or will you need to be admitted to the hospital for a longer stay? And if you do have outpatient thyroid sugery, is it safe? New findings from the American Academy of Otolaryngology explore the question.
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September 28, 2006 at 1:51 am
(1) Janet says:

I think this surgery is usually a complex procedure and patients are usually admitted.

September 29, 2006 at 4:59 pm
(2) Amy says:

I had my surgery in 2001 and had a stay of 2 days.

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