Thyroid Surgery

The Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland sits in low in the neck in the midline. It is a butterfly shaped gland composed of three parts – a right lobe, left lobe and central joining piece called the isthmus. The thyroid gland produces thyroid hormone which is responsible for controlling our metabolic rate.

Thyroid Surgery -Indications & Expectations

Although a commonly performed procedure, thyroidectomy does have some unique risks and possible postoperative outcomes that are should be understood before deciding to proceed.

Thyroid Surgery - Risks and Complications

The thyroid gland sits in a pocket in the lower neck surrounded by a number of important structures including nerves and the parathyroid glands.

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