Thyroidectomy is an operative procedure to excise all or part of the thyroid gland.
The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of the neck. It is an endocrine gland that produces thyroid hormones that are secreted into the blood: - thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3).

Thyroidectomy indications

The indications of thyroidectomy are -

  • Thyroid cancer
  • Metastases to the thyroid gland from the source of primary cancer
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Goitre
  • Suspicious thyroid nodules

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Laryngeal nerve injury
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Anaesthetic complications
  • Infection
  • Stitch granuloma
  • Haemorrhage/Hematoma
  • Removal or devascularization of the parathyroids

You will need to take a rest for at least one or two weeks to heal to get back to your daily life. Once you have recuperated from thyroid surgery, you can get back to your everyday life.

Limit extreme physical activities for a few weeks after the surgery. This is mainly to reduce the risk of postoperative health issues.

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