Thyroid Lump Removal Process
Thyroid nodules are lump that form within your thyroid, a gland located at the base of your neck, just above your breastbone. Most thyroid nodules are benign but you may still choose to have them removed. Mr Hughes will always begin your thyroid lump removal process with a consultation. At our accessible London-based locations, our experienced ENT doctor, Mr Hughes will undertake a full assessment of your medical history conduct blood tests so that he may ascertain the most effective treatment plan for you.
The incision is usually made through a lower crease in your neck. Mr Hughes will take care to cause as little disruption to your body as possible and will of course identify the various arteries, veins, nerves, and your voice box to avoid complications.
After the necessary part of the thyroid lump has been removed, the wound is closed together with the skin using sutures. These will be removed after a few days, or they may dissolve, and you may need some small tubes placing to drain away excess surgical fluid.
Mr Hughes offers comprehensive aftercare support for each of his patients, because your care does not end when you leave the hospital. He works closely with Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) and other Allied Health Professionals to support you post-surgery, provide aftercare and follow-up appointments, and manage any complications you may experience.