A total thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove thyroid gland. At Northwest ENT Surgery Center an endoscope is used through a very small incision (2-3inches). This allows for rapid and precise removal of the entire gland with minimal pain or swelling.
Surgery takes approximately 30 minutes, with patients ready to leave 3 hours after arrival.
Patients can resume normal activities in 1 to 2 days. There are no diet restrictions.
Out of town patients are cleared for travel the next day after the drain is removed. A follow-up with a primary care physician or endocrinologist should be scheduled 2 to 4 weeks after surgery.
Call or contact Northwest ENT Surgery Center at (877) 959-5087 for more information today.