Thyroidectomy

Thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove a part or Complete Thyroid gland. Thyroid gland is located in the lower front portion of the neck, which produces a very important thyroid hormone. A healthy thyroid gland is shaped liked a butterfly, and it can be classified into two lobes. Depending on the severity of problem, the surgeon decides how much amount of the gland have to be removed.

Thyroidectomy can be divided into 4 major types:

  • Partial Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Sub Total Thyroidectomy
  • Total Thyroidectomy

Indications Of Thyroidectomy :

  • Enlargement of thyroid gland causing cosmetic disfigurement
  • Tumors in Thyroid gland- Aderma of Thyroid gland
  • Thyrotoxicosis