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Endocrine Surgery

Hyperthyroidism

Surgery to remove either all, or part, of the thyroid gland is a permanent cure for recurrent hyperthyroidism, and is known as a total, or near-total, thyroidectomy.

Surgery is not first line treatment for this condition but is normally carried out after drug and other treatments have been unsuccessful.

The goal of the surgery is to remove just enough of your thyroid gland in order to return the production of thyroxin to normal. If too much of the thyroid gland is taken, you may get an under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism). This happens when not enough thyroid hormones are produced. However, if this occurs, thyroid hormone tablets can be taken to keep your thyroid levels stable

Thyroidectomy for Benign Nodular Disease of the Thyroid

Thyrotoxicosis (Over Actice Thyroid)

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