A partial thyroidectomy is a procedure in which a portion of the thyroid gland is removed. At Northwest ENT Surgery Center an endoscope is used through a very small incision (2-3 inches). This allows for rapid and precise removal of the abnormal portion of the thyroid gland with minimal pain or swelling.
A partial thyroidectomy takes approximately 30 minutes, with patients ready to leave 3 hours after arrival.
Patients may resume their normal activities in 1 to 2 days. There are no diet restrictions.
Out of town patients are cleared for travel the 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 Northwest ENT Surgery Center at (678) 483-8833 for more information today.