Thyroid surgery, also known as thyroidectomy, is a partial or complete surgical removal of the thyroid gland. The thyroid is located at the base of the neck and is responsible for creating a hormone that controls the speed of your metabolism. The thyroid can become overactive, underactive, enlarged, or develop cancer — all of which require treatment.
Benefits of Thyroid Surgery
Thyroid surgery is able to help patients remove any masses that may be present. Removing these masses is important as they may be cancerous, compress the trachea, or make swallowing difficult.
Having thyroid issues can also cause other side effects that may impact your daily life. Thyroid surgery removes part, or the complete thyroid gland, providing you with permanent relief. The procedure also leaves only a small scar and allows you to resume your regular activities within a few days.