Re-Operative Thyroidectomy

Treatment for recurring thyroid disease.

Most thyroidectomies are successful in treating thyroid disorders. But conditions like thyroid cancer and thyroid goiters sometimes can return after being treated. Thyroid disease that returns after being treated is called recurrent thyroid disease.

If this happens, we may recommend a re-operative thyroidectomy. Re-operative thyroidectomy is a surgical treatment for patients with recurrent thyroid disease.

Challenges of re-operative thyroidectomy

Previous treatments for thyroid disease can make re-operative thyroidectomy more complicated than first-time treatments. A successful re-operative thyroidectomy requires close communication among the patient, surgeon, and endocrinologist, as well as precise surgical techniques. Fortunately, our doctors have specialized training in performing re-operative thyroidectomies.

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