Thyroid Surgery

It is a surgical procedure in which a part of or the entire thyroid gland is removed. The thyroid gland is located centrally in the front of the neck and if healthy, is not visible. An inflamed thyroid tends to swell and become more prominent on the neck.


Why might you need a Thyroidectomy?


Types of thyroid surgery



Generally, thyroidectomy is a safe procedure but like any surgery, it also carries a risk of complications like bleeding, infection, voice change, airway blockage. However, these risks are mitigated by the doctors who ensure that complications are prevented/ minimised during the procedure.


Post-Operative Management

After thyroidectomy, few patients may experience neck pain which can be treated with painkillers. Some patients may need to have a drain placed under the wound to prevent the collection of blood. This drain is usually removed 3-5 days after the surgery. Patients will be able to eat and drink as usual after the surgery. They may be able to go home on the next day and resume regular activities. Patients, however, are specially instructed to avoid vigorous activities such as heavy lifting or any strenuous activity. It takes up to 10-15 days for the wound from the surgery to heal. In cases of total thyroidectomy (complete removal of the thyroid gland), the patient would also be asked to take hormones in the form of tablets for the rest of their life.

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