Thyroid surgery in Herrin and Mount Vernon is a procedure that treats numerous medical conditions related to the thyroid gland. Depending on your specific condition, Dr. Ahuja may perform a hemithyroidectomy to remove one side of the thyroid gland or a total thyroidectomy to remove the complete thyroid gland. Whether you need a hemithyroidectomy or thyroid gland depends on the extent of the disease in your thyroid gland. If you have cancer, the surgeon may also have to remove lymph nodes from the neck.
Thyroid surgery is only performed when you have severe diseases related to the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland just above the collarbone in your neck. It’s responsible for producing hormones that regulate numerous bodily processes, such as how quickly you burn calories. You may need thyroid surgery if the thyroid gland is diseased or if the surgeon identifies cancerous cells. Thyroid disease can be serious if left untreated.
Conditions Necessitating Thyroid Surgery:
The following are some of the conditions necessitating thyroid surgery in Herrin and Mount Vernon:
- Thyroid cancer
- Hyperthyroidism that doesn’t respond to medications
- Thyroid cysts that keep returning after drainage
- Large goiters that make it hard to swallow or breathe
Ahuja Bariatric & Beyond is a state-of-the-art multi-specialty medical center specializing in robot-assisted surgeries. Dr. Ahuja is a fellowship-trained surgeon with advanced training — he has thousands of minimally invasive surgeries under his belt. He always curates personalized surgical plans to ensure optimal precision and minimal downtime. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for thyroid surgery in Herrin and Mount Vernon.