Thyroidectomy is thyroid surgery in which all or part of the thyroid gland is removed. Our thyroid surgeons are focused on performing successful thyroid surgery and aiding in your fast recovery. The customized surgical care for a full range of thyroid and parathyroid conditions we offer at Henry Ford is matched by few across the U.S.
There are a number of surgical options available to you when treating your thyroid condition. You will be carefully evaluated by our team of experts who maintain the highest level of concern for your well-being. At Henry Ford, our specialists review all of the options with you to help you make an informed decision regarding which course of treatment is best for you.
Our specialists use advanced surgical techniques to perform successful thyroid and parathyroid surgery while minimizing your pain, shortening your recovery time and maximizing your cosmetic result. Surgery options include:
- Endoscopic or Minimally Invasive Video Assisted Thyroidectomy (MIVAT): This type of surgery uses a high definition camera to perform thyroid surgery through a very small incision.
- Minimally Invasive Thyroidectomy: Minimally invasive thyroidectomy differs from standard thyroidectomy in that it is less intrusive. Benefits of this type of surgery include less pain, faster recovery and shorter, well-hidden incisions.
- Robotic Facelift Thyroidectomy: In robotic facelift thyroidectomy surgery, the incision is made behind the ear – instead of on the front of the neck – and a surgical robot is used to help remove the gland.
- Re-operative Thyroidectomy: This surgical procedure is performed on patients with recurrent thyroid cancer or thyroid goiters.