By Ashleigh Elkins Thyroidectomy is a commonly performed surgical procedure which involves the removal of the thyroid gland. Historically, thyroidectomy has been performed as an open procedure with an incision in the anterior neck, which is usually longer than 6 centimetres. The open procedure provides the surgeon with good visualisation and exposure of the thyroid gland … [Read more...] about Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery
Waking up following thyroid surgery can be a shock for patients who do not know what to expect. If you are properly prepared for what is to come, it will make the process easier and less scary. You will have some bruising around the incision and the area may swell within the first several days after thyroid surgery. The scar that remains will be permanent, and may fade over … [Read more...] about What to Expect After Thyroid Surgery
About thyroid surgery A thyroid surgeon is a doctor who performs surgeries on patients who have thyroid and parathyroid conditions. Thyroid surgery is usually performed to treat thyroid nodules, an overactive thyroid gland, multinodular goitres and thyroid cancer. Thyroid surgery is a commonly performed procedure used to treat problems of the thyroid gland. There are two … [Read more...] about What Your Thyroid Surgeon Has Planned
About thyroidectomy surgery So you’re having difficulties with thyroid disease and your doctor has scheduled you for a thyroidectomy. It’s supposed to alleviate your symptoms and restore you to balance. But what exactly is this operation and what will it accomplish? First, it’s essential to know just what the thyroid is and how it functions. Scattered throughout the body are … [Read more...] about What Is a Thyroidectomy?
Are you scheduled to undergo thyroid removal surgery? Are you wondering what to expect? Are you still unclear exactly what this procedure is about and why you need it? Here’s a little information to help you prepare for the operation. Technically this kind of surgery is called a thyroidectomy. It’s a routine operation with a high success rate. While some complications are alw … [Read more...] about Thyroid Removal Surgery: What You Need to Know