At Clemenceau Medical Center our Thyroid Surgeons are US & UK Board Certified and/or fellowship trained. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology to allow our Thyroid Surgeons to ensure you receive the best treatments and optimal outcomes.
Thyroid surgeries we perform include:
Thyroid surgery may be performed for various reasons, including the presence of thyroid nodules, goiter (enlarged thyroid gland), thyroid cancer, or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid). It may also be done to remove a suspicious or potentially cancerous thyroid nodule for further evaluation.
There are several types of thyroid surgery, including: Total thyroidectomy: Removal of the entire thyroid gland. Subtotal or partial thyroidectomy: Removal of a part of the thyroid gland while leaving a portion intact. Lobectomy: Removal of one lobe of the thyroid gland. Thyroidectomy with lymph node dissection: Removal of the thyroid gland and nearby lymph nodes in cases of thyroid cancer.
As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications associated with thyroid surgery. These can include bleeding, infection, damage to the parathyroid glands (which regulate calcium levels in the body), damage to the laryngeal nerves (leading to voice changes or difficulty speaking), and rare instances of damage to the structures in the neck. The risk of complications is generally low, and surgeons take precautions to minimize these risks.
Yes, with appropriate thyroid hormone replacement medication, most individuals can function normally after thyroid surgery. It may take some time to adjust medication dosages and achieve optimal thyroid hormone levels. Regular follow-up with a healthcare provider is important to monitor hormone levels and overall health.