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What type of surgeon would remove a thyroid?

What type of surgeon would remove a thyroid?

Look for a surgeon who is board certified in otolaryngology or general surgery and performs thyroid removal on a regular basis. You may want to look for a surgeon who is board certified in pediatric otolaryngology for a child who needs thyroid surgery.

Do you need surgery to remove the thyroid?

Under certain conditions, doctors may advise an individual for thyroid removal or thyroid gland removal which requires the surgery to remove all or a part of the gland.

What happens when the thyroid gland is removed?

When the entire thyroid is removed it is termed a total thyroidectomy. When less is removed, such as in removal of a lobe, it is termed a partial thyroidectomy or hemithyroidectomy. Thyroxine (T4): the major hormone produced by the thyroid gland. T4 gets converted to the active hormone T3 in various tissues in the body.

Which is the most common reason for a thyroidectomy?

A thyroidectomy may be recommended for conditions such as: Thyroid cancer. Cancer is the most common reason for thyroidectomy. Noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid (goiter).

Do you need hormone therapy after a thyroidectomy?

If only part of your thyroid is removed, the remaining portion typically takes over the function of the entire thyroid gland. So you might not need thyroid hormone therapy. Complete thyroidectomy. If your entire thyroid is removed, your body can’t make thyroid hormone.

Do you need to have your thyroid gland removed?

If you have a thyroid condition and are considering thyroid surgery, I’m about to discuss three reasons why you might want to consider avoiding this procedure. Of course some people really do need to have their thyroid gland surgically removed. For example, some types of thyroid cancer do require partial or complete removal of the thyroid gland.

What do you need to know about thyroidectomy?

The thyroid gland releases thyroid hormone, which controls many critical functions of the body. What You Need to Know. Thyroid cancer, thyroid nodules and other conditions may require thyroidectomy. Once the thyroid gland is removed, the person takes replacement thyroid hormone to keep the body’s functions in balance.

What is the name of the procedure to remove the thyroid?

The most common are lobectomy, subtotal thyroidectomy, and total thyroidectomy. Sometimes, a nodule, inflammation, or swelling affects only half of the thyroid gland. When this happens, a doctor will remove only one of the two lobes. The part left behind should retain some or all of its function.

Why do you need to avoid thyroid surgery?

Anyway, here are the three reasons why you might want to consider avoiding thyroid surgery: Reason #1: It might not cure the cause of your thyroid condition. Remember that in many thyroid conditions, the malfunctioning thyroid gland isn’t the cause of the disorder.