Tag Archive: thyroidectomy

May 06

Do you need a thyroidectomy?

Thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy) involves removing part or all of the thyroid gland. Although not the most common treatment, thyroid surgery is the only way to immediately cure hyperthyroidism, a thyroid gland that is overactive. The first line treatment for hyperthyroidism is usually drug therapy, but there are some circumstances in which thyroid surgery is strongly …

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Jun 25

Thyroidectomy

The thyroid gland, a structure located directly behind and on either side of the “Adam’s apple,” is an important part of the endocrine system. It consists of two lobes, connected by a ‘bridge’ or isthmus. Along with the pituitary and other endocrine glands, the thyroid secretes hormones, “chemical messengers” that regulate many body functions. There …

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Apr 19

What is a thyroidectomy?

Are you a candidate for thyroidectomy (removal of part or all of the thyroid gland)? Often, this procedure can be performed using minimally invasive techniques. Click the link to find out about this operation, its benefits and risks.

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