What anesthesia is used for thyroidectomy?
Thyroidectomy under regional or local anesthetic may be performed safely if necessary; most cases, however, are performed under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation.
Can a thyroidectomy be done under local anesthesia?
Most of the available literature indicates that thyroidectomy under local anesthesia and superficial cervical block is both safe and effective.
Do you get put to sleep for thyroid surgery?
Once you’re comfortable, your anesthesiologist will give you anesthesia through your IV line and you’ll fall asleep. You’ll also get fluids through your IV line during and after your surgery.
How long does anesthesia last after thyroid surgery?
At the time of operation, your surgeon will give you some numbing medication, which will usually last four to six hours after surgery.
Why do you breathe hard after thyroidectomy?
Common causes of this complication include compression due to formation of a hematoma, tracheal collapse, laryngeal edema and bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve injury, and they should be taken into consideration to ensure prevention and/or timely treatment of dyspnea (1,2).
Is thyroidectomy a major operation?
A thyroidectomy is a treatment for a variety of diseases, disorders and conditions of the thyroid gland. A thyroidectomy is a common but major surgery with serious risks and potential complications.
Is it hard to swallow after thyroid surgery?
Patients who have undergone thyroidectomy often complain of changes in voice function (dysphonia) and swallow function (dysphagia) (1). Although causes of dysphonia and dysphagia may vary, one of the most common causes is recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis which can lead to vocal fold paralysis (2,3).
How long are you in the hospital after thyroidectomy?
After thyroid surgery, you will probably stay in hospital for one or two nights to recover from surgery. Your neck wound will be closed with stitches, adhesive strips or small clips. Your nursing team will talk to you about how to care for your surgical wound site once you go home to prevent it becoming infected.