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Dec 17

How do you assess the risks of a particular thyroid or parathyroid case and patient and assure success?

A patient with multiple medical problems may be at higher risk for a general anesthetic during thyroid and parathyroid surgery. Dr. Kroeker may ask for a preoperative consultation with a hospitalist to see if any of the medical issues need to be optimized or should prevent the patient from undergoing a general anesthetic. A personal call from Dr. Kroeker to the patient’s cardiologist or pulmonologist is sometimes required to ensure a safe thyroid/parathyroid surgery and postoperative hospital stay.