So saw the surgeon he seemed very nice. He shoved something down my nose to check my cords ..HE explained all the down sides of surgery and all the up sides. He said that they put a beeper monitor on ur vocal cords that beeps if you daer to even get close to them. I asked him about laparscopy (sp?) surgery and he said he jst went to a conference at harvard and the most reknown thyroid surgeon (who regins from italy) said that there is my damage done by laparscopic surgery for the thyroid than regular. The surgeon says it will be minally invasive and there will be one long stitch from the inside ( he is also a plastic surgeon) If I can quit smoking this week he wants to do it on March 12 if I am willing. He jst wants me to see another endo that works out of the hospital he does and he will call my endo but he wants a endo there after the surgery and my endo doesnt work there. He said it will be much more easier to handle after surgery I will have a scar between 1 and 1- 1/2 inches. He will put me on beta blockers for 10 days before and lugols iodine solution. He preforms 3 thyroid removals a week so as for experience he has it. He was recommended to me by my mothers neurosurgeon who did her brain anyerium surgurey and my grandmothers brain cancer surgery ( his own daughter had her thyroid removed by him) So I have to try and quit smoking b/c i think i may be ready to get this thyroid out now. He did say in my case it was a good idea due to the fact i go hypo on a low dose of atds. He also said that it will be easier to keep me eurothyroid on replacments. My levels jst have to be good he said and right now they arent bad so back to my endo on March 12 and to His endo on March 4
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