The surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland, an endocrine gland in the neck below the thyroid cartilage.
Recommended for patients who have an altered and uncontrolled thyroid function, cancer or complications arising by compression of neighbouring organs.
It is an incision in the anterior neck to remove the thyroid gland.
The doctor will indicate depending on each patientes specifications.
Those common to general surgery.
Control of the wound and subsequent monitoring of the thyroid function with possible ingestion of thyroid hormone supplement or substitution therapy.
The patient can walk, eat and drink, and can drive after 2 to 3 days and return to employment within 5 to 7 days if there are no complications.