Thyroid Surgery

What is a thyroidectomy?

A thyroidectomy is surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid gland. If a person has the entire gland removed, they will need to take tablets to replace the thyroid hormone for the rest of their life.

Thyroidectomy is surgery to remove all or part of your thyroid gland. Surgeons perform thyroidectomies to remove goiters and thyroid nodules and to treat thyroid cancer.

Thyroid nodules are lumps that can appear in the thyroid gland in the front of the throat. Thyroid nodules may not cause any symptoms, but people may sometimes feel a bump in the neck. Most are harmless, but some can be cancerous and require treatment.

Category: Thyroid Surgery
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