Keith Forwith

Innovative Thyroid Surgeon

Why Some Patients Should Avoid Surgery

Perhaps the main reason to avoid surgery in considering Graves’ treatment options is any comorbidity which puts the patient at high risk of having an operation. This would include cardiopulmonary disease, end stage cancer, or other debilitating disorders. The American Thyroid Association also recommended in their 2015 guidelines that lack of access to a high-volume thyroid surgeon would be a reason to not consider surgery.