The thyroid surgery can be used to treat thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and hyperthyroidism. Located in the neck, the thyroid gland makes a hormone called thyroxine. The hormone is used to regulate the oxygen consumption of the body's tissues.The thyroid gland has a responsibility for a range of thyroid disorders. It is responsible for controlling the metabolic rate of the body and balancing the calcium level. To treat such cases, you have to undergo the surgery. Surgery is used to treat thyroid problems if thyroid cancer is present or is suspected.
The thyroid surgery includes total thyroidectomy that is designed to remove the entire gland and the lymph nodes surrounding the gland. The success of a thyroidectomy to remove thyroid cancer is based on the type of cancer and whether it has spread (metastasized) to other parts of the body. Somtimes, you may receive the follow-up treatment, which can help prevent the cancer from returning or to treat cancer that has spread. The thyroid surgery is considered as a safe surgery, but it also causes some complications such as hoarseness and change of voice.
When the parathyroid glands are mistakenly removed or damaged during a total thyroidectomy, it will cause hypoparathyroidism. The thyroid surgery must be performed by the doctors who is experiencing in Singapore hospitals for many years. The recovery from thyroid surgery requires time and a great deal of patience. The minimally invasive surgery is available for both surgeons and the patients as it can cause many advantages such as short recovery time.