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I got green light with my insurace to cover my surgery on Monday oct 31 but only if i go home the same day .. but here the catch my doctors say that normally you spend at least 1 night at hospital ... any one had that issue ?

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    In my case they considered out-patient up 23 hours so I stayed overnight. I hope it all goes well.
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      Are you having a total removal of your thyroid? If so, it's imperative you stay long enough for them to monitor your Calcium levels. Mine turned out to be cancer after they removed the right side and put it through further pathology. I went back 10 days later to remove the rest of my thyroid, Depending on on how serious your case is to have yours out you may need to just get it done and go home sooner. Maybe your Dr can put in a call to your insurance to clear the matter. I certainly didn't sleep at all the 2nd time around but I had to stay for monitoring.

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      yeah. Dr was one who told me that Aenta believes i could just go home . They wont know until they take it out.
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    Hi Carmel,

    Where are you? In the UK.?

    I can only tell you that most surgeons will want you in hospital overnight to check on swelling and  your drain, which is usually inserted after the operation. So that seems like a get out with the insurance. My first operation was rt sided removal of a large lump and I was in for three nights as the wound wasn't draining properly and for  the second for removal of the rest I was in for two nighs. Get your surgeon to confirm with the Insurance. Good luck.

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      I am in Californina. All 3 of doctors I spoken to told me that you spend 1-2 nights in hospital after surgery
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      Yes, That's about right as it is for your safety. Maybe it  is time to change your insurance.....?

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    what surgery ?  describe please.  Did you get a definite diagnosis?  Trust (almost noone).
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      i am my whole thyroid remove because they say i have goiter ( 6cm) and due to me having high cancer rate on both sides of my family they recommend that it be taken out
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