Thyroid surgery is used to treat Reference thyroid nodules Opens New Window, Reference thyroid cancer Opens New Window, and Reference hyperthyroidism Opens New Window. During this procedure, part or all of the Reference thyroid gland Opens New Window is removed. The Reference thyroid gland Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of the neck.
During surgery, an incision is made in the skin. The muscle and other tissues are pulled aside to expose the thyroid gland.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Matthew I. Kim, MD - Endocrinology