Types of Thyroidectomy
The indications of thyroidectomy are -
- 1. An open thyroid biopsy - A nodule is directly excised.
- 2. A hemithyroidectomy or thyroid lobectomy - One lobe of the thyroid gland is removed
- 3. Isthmusectomy - Excision of the bridge joining the two lobes together.
- 4. Total or near-total thyroidectomy - excision of all or most of the part of the thyroid tissue.
Risks of thyroidectomy -
The thyroidectomy risks are as follows -
If you are willing for a vasectomy surgery then consult a general surgeon.
- Change in voice - hoarseness
- Bleeding and blood clots
- Sore throat
- Adhesions or scar tissue that may require another suger
- Damage to the oesophagus or trachea (windpipe)
- Low calcium levels
Frequently Asked Questions:
Depending on your postoperative health condition, the doctor will decide on your discharge. If everything is fine, you can leave the hospital within a week.
Yes, initially you may need to follow a few restrictions for quick healing. Once you recover, you can eat anything.