What is the Thyroid Gland?

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the center of your neck. It produces thyroid hormones that regulate many different body functions and activities, such as metabolism and growth. Thyroid surgery is sometimes necessary when other treatments have failed to provide relief or when thyroid cancer or nodules are present.

Thyroid Gland Nodules

Thyroid nodules are growths that can form within the thyroid gland and vary in size. The nodules may be harmless, but they should always be evaluated by a doctor to ensure they pose no health risk. If thyroid nodules are large or growing, thyroid surgery may be recommended to remove them.

Thyroid Gland Cancer

Thyroid cancer is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Surgery is typically the first step in treatment for thyroid cancer, and will involve the complete or partial removal of affected thyroid tissue. Depending on the type and stage of thyroid cancer present, additional treatments such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy may also be necessary after thyroid surgery.

Thyroid Surgery Procedure

The procedure involves removing part or all of the thyroid gland, depending on the individual situation. This can be done through traditional open surgery or with minimally invasive endoscopic techniques. During thyroid surgery, we will take measures to protect nearby tissues and organs from damage due to radiation exposure during treatment. After thyroid surgery, some patients may need hormone replacement therapy for life to ensure their bodies receive adequate levels of thyroid hormones

Different Types of Surgery

Thyroid surgery, or thyroidectomy, can be performed using a variety of techniques, depending on the condition being treated. The most common thyroid removal surgeries are:

  • Thyroid lobectomy (removal of part or all of one thyroid lobe)
  • Total thyroidectomy (removal of an entire thyroid gland or major portion of it)
  • Thyroid lobule resection ( removal of one or more small thyroid gland nodules)
  • Isthmusectomy (removal of the tissue that is between the two thyroid lobes)

In some cases, radiation may be used in lieu of thyroid surgery. Depending on the patient’s medical needs, these treatments can be combined to provide maximum benefit. Thyroid surgery is an important procedure for those suffering from thyroid-related medical issues. Surgical removal is a minimally invasive procedure with relatively low risks, and can help restore thyroid gland function to normal levels. While there may be some discomfort after the surgery, the results are almost always worth it for those who undergo this procedure. It requires specialized knowledge and skill to perform this procedure properly, which is why it’s important to choose a thyroid surgeon who has extensive experience with the condition like our doctors here at NJ ENT.

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Dr.Undavia is the most caring,supportive and amazing doctor.i meet him in 2018 with a scary news from a biopsy of my thyroid nodules undetermined results so meeting him in 2018 with tears in my eyes thinking it was cancer. after he look at the results he told my stop crying i’m not convinced it’s cancer if you’re okay with it can we repeat the biopsy again i said yes. thank goodness the results came back benign. doctor Undavia energy was so positive that day which help me to stay positive and calm. so with the great results of being normal, he decided to keep an eye on my thyroid nodules until last year, when my Nodule show that a grow bigger than what he expected, and he decided to have it removed December 9th. 2022 Which he saved my life because after seeing the size of my thyroid I am happy that he removed it. The surgery went well. I was nervous, but he assured me everything will be fine and I was able to come to my babies the same day. Dr undavia checks on me from the day I left the hospital till today making sure that my recovery is going well and if I need anything I can contact his office and the staff always available to return my calls and assist. He’s an amazing doctor. I recommend him and his team to anyone who’s looking for an ENT/Plastic surgeon he cares about his patients and very passionate about his work! Thank you.

Nyillah F

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