Thyroid disease

The thyroid is a small endocrine gland found in the front of the neck, wrapped around the front of the trachea (airway). Its hormones are vital to the normal functioning of our bodies. 

Thyroid surgery may be indicated in four distinct situations:

  • Thyroid nodules (lumps)

  • Thyroid enlargement (goitre)

  • Hyperfunctioning of the gland

  • Thyroid cancer

The operation that is performed depends on the indication. Most require an overnight admission to hospital and we will discuss what it involves in detail during your consultation with me. 

 

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