Thyroid surgery no longer necessarily involves the removal of the entire organ. Depending on the circumstances, I do my best to preserve the thyroid gland and only extract the affected parts.
Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid adenoma (cold nodules or benign thyroid gland tumours) are the most common grounds for thyroid surgery. The aim of my treatment approach is to preserve the thyroid gland to the best of my ability and, if feasible, only remove part of it.
Ideally, patients are spared from taking tablets, substituting the thyroid gland function, for the rest of their life. I also take great care to preserve and protect the vocal cord nerves during surgery.