Thyroid gland removal is surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located inside the front of the lower neck. The thyroid gland is part of the hormone (endocrine) system. It helps your body regulate your metabolism.
Depending on the reason you are having your thyroid gland removed, the type of thyroidectomy you have will be either a:
During the surgery:
Surgery to remove your whole thyroid may take up to 4 hours. It may take less time if only part of the thyroid is removed.
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