Endocrine specialists at Silverline hospital treat the group of glands in the body which secrete hormones; primarily the thyroid, the parathyroid, the adrenal and the pancreas. Thyroid diseases are extremely common and many at times not appropriately managed. Thyroid gland can be affected by hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, goiters, and thyroid cancer. Some of these disorders, especially goiters and nodules may need to be surgically removed because of its cancer risk. There are different types of thyroid surgery. Among them thyroidectomy is the most common. We are one of the very few advanced Thyroid surgery hospitals with the best endocrine surgeons.
Thyroidectomy is the surgery on the thyroid gland that involves the removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. There are 2 different types of Thyroidectomy - Total Thyroidectomy and Hemithyroidectomy. A total thyroidectomy removes the entire thyroid and the thyroid tissue. This surgery is appropriate when nodules, swelling, or inflammation affect the entire thyroid gland, or when cancer is present. A Hemithyroidectomy removes one half of the thyroid gland. This surgery is appropriate for the diagnosis of suspicious nodules, to exclude cancer, for unilateral thyroid swellings (goitres) and overactive thyroid nodules.
Complications of Thyroid Surgery
Thyroid surgery is a safe procedure in the hands of a competent thyroid surgeon. But there are very rare complications like loss of voice, hypocalcemia (low calcium levels), which can be permanent. Loss of voice following surgery occurs due to injury to the Laryngeal nerves which lies very close to the thyroid gland. Hypocalcemia is due to injury to the parathyroid glands which lies very near to the thyroid gland. These complications of surgery are extremely rare in the hands of a qualified endocrine surgeon making it a safe thyroid surgery.
Thyroid Surgery at Silverline
Silverline is an internationally recognized Endocrinology hospital in Kochi who have a specialist interest in surgery of the endocrine glands (thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal). Currently, there are only very few qualified endocrine surgeons practicing in Kerala. We bring together these qualified endocrinologists and endocrine surgeons at our clinic to offer the specialized care of patients with endocrine diseases.
About Our Surgeon
Dr Ranjith Sukumar is the first qualified endocrine surgeon to practice in Kerala and he established the first dedicated endocrine surgery centre in Kerala. He specializes in disorders of thyroid, parathyroid, adrenals and pancreas. Dr. Ranjith Sukumar did his Graduation and masters in general surgery from JIPMER, Pondicherry which is acknowledged as one of the top medical institutes of the country. He continued as senior registrar in the same institute for 3 years after completing his masters. After finishing senior residency in 2006 he joined the prestigious Sanjay Gandhi post graduate Institute, Lucknow as senior resident (Mch) in the Department of endocrine surgery. He successfully completed his super-specialization and established the Dept of Endocrine Surgery at MES Academy of Medical Sciences, Perinthalmanna. He is currently the consultant Endocrine Surgeon at Silverline hospital, Kochi (Kerala, India). He has various national and international research publications to his credit. He has also been the speaker in various national and international conferences besides being member of all important medical and endocrine organizations. He has more than 1000 successful thyroidectomies to his credit and has got a vast experience in dealing with pheochromocytomas and other adrenal and parathyroid tumors.
Our services include:
Safe Thyroid Surgery
Any complex thyroid surgeries
Minimally Invasive Thyroid surgery
Minimally Invasive parathyroid surgery
Adrenal Surgery: (both laparoscopic and open procedures)
Other adrenal masses
Endocrine Pancreatic Tumors
Other hormonally active islet cell tumors