What is it?
Thyroidectomy is the surgical procedure where either some portion or all of the thyroid gland is removed. The thyroid gland is located in the lower front portion of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone, which regulates the body's production of energy and controls the body’s metabolism rate.
When is it needed?
Doctors recommend Thyroidectomy for the following:
The doctors will recommend either one of the two Thyroidectomy types depending on the severity and type of issue affecting the Thyroid gland.
In a partial thyroidectomy, the cancerous thyroid lobe is removed. This surgery typically takes 2 hours to perform. Only one lobe is removed, the rest of the lobe can still produce healthy amounts of thyroid hormone. However, depending on the thyroid function tests, you might still need to take thyroid hormone medication to suppress the remaining thyroid lobe.
After a thyroidectomy, the patient might experience neck pain and a hoarse or weak voice. These symptoms are often temporary and may be due to irritation from the breathing tube that was inserted into the trachea during surgery, or as a result of nerve irritation caused by surgery.
The patient will be asked to come for a follow-up visit to the doctor, usually recommended a week after being discharged from the hospital. During this visit, the doctor will examine the healing of the incision or incisions. The calcium and phosphorus levels will also be checked to evaluate the function of the parathyroid glands, which can be damaged during thyroid surgery in rare cases.
In rare cases, some patients might experience some of the following risk factors:
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