Complete thyroid resection is a surgery that involves removing Your entire thyroid, which is a gland located at the base of Your neck. Its function is to control and regulate Your metabolism. The thyroid gland produces hormones that can cause Your heart rate to speed up and Your cells to burn more calories. If the gland releases too much of those hormones, it results in the development of symptoms such as profuse sweating, weight loss, heart palpitations and characteristic bulging eyes.
Complete thyroid resection is a treatment for a variety of diseases, such as:
- overactive thyroid gland (hyperthyroidism),
- thyroid cancer,
- non-cancerous enlargement of the thyroid.
After a thorough examination, Your doctor will decide whether this surgery is right for You. In many cases, a subtotal thyroid resection proves to be a sufficient treatment.