Thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of the affected thyroid gland. Your thyroid gland is situated at the front of your spine, below your larynx (voice box). Your thyroid gland plays a significant role in regulating the metabolism and calcium balance of your body. Thyroidectomy is a procedure for a wide range of illnesses, disorders, and conditions of the thyroid gland.
Thyroidectomy is a common but major operation with significant risks and possible complications. You may have less invasive treatment options. Consider having a second opinion on all the care options before you have a thyroidectomy.