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Thyroid Surgery

Surgery of the thyroid gland is a very common operation performed for both benign and malignant (cancerous) diseases. It typically involves a horizontal incision across the neck and usually 1 lobe (side) of the thyroid is removed.

Occasionally both lobes may need to be removed if cancer is suspected. There is usually no significant preparation for this surgery other than the preoperative work-up that would have already been obtained.

You can expect to stay in the hospital over night for observation in most cases. Pain is usually well controlled with oral narcotics for a couple of days. We will go in to much more detail when we evaluate you pre-operatively.

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Link to the American Board of Surgery
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