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Thyroid Surgery

Reasons for Thyroid Surgery

Thyroid surgery is most commonly used in the treatment of thyroid nodules, which usually involves an aspiration biopsy. Biopsy results will determine if additional surgery is needed. Surgery may be recommended for the presence of cancer (papillary cancer), possible cancer (follicular neoplasm); or for nodules with benign biopsy results if it is large, continues to increase in size or if it is causing pain, difficulty swallowing, or any other uncomfortable symptoms. Surgery may also be a viable option in treating hyperthyroidism for large and multi-nodular goiters and for any goiter that may be causing pain, problems swallowing or other symptoms.

Locations for Thyroid Surgery