Thyroid Gland Removal Thyroidectomy

Thyroid Gland Removal (Thyroidectomy)

The thyroid gland is inside the front of the lower neck. The gland assists with making sure the body maintains a proper metabolism. Thyroid gland removal, also called thyroidectomy, is surgery that takes out a portion of the thyroid gland or takes out the entire thyroid gland. Removal of all or part may be necessary because of a cyst, growth, cancer, an overactive thyroid or swelling of the thyroid that makes it difficult to swallow or breathe.

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