Everything you need to know about thyroid gland removal

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You can imagine a thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that situated in the lower part of the front neck like every other part thyroid gland had a role to play in bodily functions. It produces hormones that are needed to regulate the temperature and metabolic process of your body. Other than that, the hormones produced by the thyroid gland maintain the bone condition and helps in the digestive process.

Thyroid removal surgery is one of the major treatments that are used to treat many health-related problems that is caused by the thyroid gland. These problems may be due to the development of structural problems such as cyst, nodule or swelling.

Reasons for Thyroid Removal Surgery

According to Dr. Valeria Simone MD from Southlake General Surgery hospital these conditions may require thyroid removal surgery:

  • A nodule on the gland is cancerous or may become cancerous, Removal of a thyroid nodule, it may require the patient to undergo thyroid nodule surgery.
  • Thyroid gland swells and causing a problem in swallowing and breathing.
  • Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)

Types of Thyroid Removal Surgery

1. Hemithyroidectomy, or lobectomy

It is the removal of one lobe of the thyroid gland, it is required when the doctor seem a low-risk of cancer or nodule in one part of the thyroid.

2. Subtotal thyroidectomy

The surgical process is used to remove a small amount of thyroid gland and leaves behind the best part of the thyroid gland, it is done to preserve the thyroid function in the body.

3. Total thyroidectomy.

Thyroid removal surgery requires the removal of the whole thyroid gland. 

How is thyroid surgery performed?

The thyroid cancer surgery cost depends on factors such as hospital, type of surgery and procedure.

  • The surgical procedure involves giving general anesthesia, surgical procedure require small incision near the neck. The whole surgical process can go as long as up to 2 hours.
  • After the person wakes up from the surgery, he/she is monitored by the hospital staff, a person can go home on the same day of the surgery. 
  • A hospital may discharge the patient after a day, this usually depends on the condition of the patient after the surgery which requires them to be under hospital monitoring for a long time.


After the thyroid nodules surgery in Texas, it takes less than a week to return to the normal daily routine, in fact, people start doing their normal chores just after the day of surgery. There is a need to lower the physical activity for about 1-2 weeks.

Other than that people might notice sore throat for a few days, the doctor may prescribe pain-relievers for that. Also, the doctor will monitor you for hypothyroidism to know whether you require going under thyroid replacement therapy.

Risks of thyroid surgery

 There can be a risk and side-effect after thyroid nodules surgery in Texas, but all this can be taken care of with the help of the guidance of the best thyroid surgeon.

Risk of thyroid removal surgery that you need to be aware of 

  • infection bleeding, which occurs in the first few hours after surgery
  • injury to the nerves that control the voice box
  • injury to a parathyroid gland

The side-effect includes the deficiency of vitamin d and calcium. Other than that the person may require to take a thyroid replacement therapy. 

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