Thyroid problems can lead to weight gain, hormone imbalances, and even mood issues. For a consultation about partial or full removal of your thyroid or parathyroid, visit the ENT Specialists of Austin. Serving patients in Austin and Cedar Park, Texas, Dr. Steven Trey Fyfe, Dr. Robert Nason, and Dr. Lindsey E. Young perform routine thyroid surgery and other operations for ear, nose, and throat health. To schedule a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.
A thyroidectomy is an operation that involves the removal of your thyroid gland, or just a portion of it. You may need a thyroidectomy if you have a thyroid mass, a proven thyroid cancer, or an overactive gland. An enlarged gland also called a goiter, that causes cosmetic neck swelling, swallowing difficulty, or breathing difficulty may also require removal.
A parathyroidectomy is an operation for removing a parathyroid gland, which is necessary if it causes high calcium levels or other symptoms.
Over time, thyroid and parathyroid dysfunction can lead to a host of health problems, some very serious. With surgery, your physician can remove all or part of the thyroid or parathyroid gland, which relieves symptoms and resolves health problems associated with the gland.
At ENT Specialists of Austin, Dr. Fyfe, Dr. Young, and Dr. Nason are experts at thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy. The physicians have extensive experience with the complex neck anatomy involved in these procedures.
They use minimally invasive techniques with intraoperative hormone level monitoring to ensure successful outcomes with small incisions and minimized scarring. As an added level of protection, your physician utilizes intraoperative nerve monitoring to help protect the critical nerves in this region during surgery.
In most cases, you’ll return to your normal activities in better health within 1-2 weeks. You may have a sore throat for a while, but this resolves quickly.
To learn more about thyroid or parathyroid surgery at ENT Specialists of Austin, call the office or book an appointment online today.