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.

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Complete thyroid resection can be performed using several techniques, such as:

  • conventional thyroidectomy, which includes making an incision in a patient’s neck to access the thyroid gland,
  • transoral thyroidectomy, when the doctor performs the procedure by making an incision inside the mouth instead of scarring the neck,
  • endoscopic thyroidectomy, an approach that involves making a series of very small incisions in the neck and operating through them with surgical instruments and a small surgical camera,

Conventional thyroidectomy is by far the most common. A cut that the surgeon makes in Your neck is not very visible. The incision can be done in such a way that the scar blends with the natural creases of the skin. A year after the operation, it is usually barely noticeable.

To prepare for complete thyroid resection, You might have to stay off food for a period advised by the doctor. It may also be necessary to stop certain medications. That is why it is so important to talk to Your physician openly about all Your health problems and medicines that You take.

It is completely normal to feel mild pain for some time after the surgery. Some people also report having a weak, hoarse voice. Those symptoms are short-term and, in most cases, pass without medical intervention. In case You need to ease the pain, You can take analgesics, but be sure to choose them according to Your doctor’s advice. Some medicines, such as aspirin, might increase the risk of bleeding.

You will be able to eat, drink and perform daily activities shortly after thyroid resection surgery. You should wait approximately two weeks before getting back to strenuous exercises, such as running or lifting heavy objects. If You have a physically demanding job, ask Your doctor when You can safely return to work.

If You think that there is something about the procedure that You do not understand, be sure to talk to Your doctor. It is especially important that You remember all recommendations given to You by medical professionals regarding preparations for the surgery, as well as dos and don’ts in the days following the operation.

About the procedure

Complete thyroid resection can be performed using several techniques, such as:

  • conventional thyroidectomy, which includes making an incision in a patient’s neck to access the thyroid gland,
  • transoral thyroidectomy, when the doctor performs the procedure by making an incision inside the mouth instead of scarring the neck,
  • endoscopic thyroidectomy, an approach that involves making a series of very small incisions in the neck and operating through them with surgical instruments and a small surgical camera,

Conventional thyroidectomy is by far the most common. A cut that the surgeon makes in Your neck is not very visible. The incision can be done in such a way that the scar blends with the natural creases of the skin. A year after the operation, it is usually barely noticeable.

Preperation

To prepare for complete thyroid resection, You might have to stay off food for a period advised by the doctor. It may also be necessary to stop certain medications. That is why it is so important to talk to Your physician openly about all Your health problems and medicines that You take.

Convalescence

It is completely normal to feel mild pain for some time after the surgery. Some people also report having a weak, hoarse voice. Those symptoms are short-term and, in most cases, pass without medical intervention. In case You need to ease the pain, You can take analgesics, but be sure to choose them according to Your doctor’s advice. Some medicines, such as aspirin, might increase the risk of bleeding.

You will be able to eat, drink and perform daily activities shortly after thyroid resection surgery. You should wait approximately two weeks before getting back to strenuous exercises, such as running or lifting heavy objects. If You have a physically demanding job, ask Your doctor when You can safely return to work.

Precautions

If You think that there is something about the procedure that You do not understand, be sure to talk to Your doctor. It is especially important that You remember all recommendations given to You by medical professionals regarding preparations for the surgery, as well as dos and don’ts in the days following the operation.

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