Thyroid surgery is a treatment for thyroid conditions such as an enlarged thyroid, thyroid nodules, or thyroid cancer. The patient-centered team of surgeons at Sierra Pacific Surgical in Roseville, Folsom, and Carmichael, California, specializes in thyroid surgery for benign and malignant diseases. To schedule a consultation with the skilled team, call or book an appointment at the office most convenient to you today. Telehealth appointments are available.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. Part of your endocrine system, the thyroid produces hormones that control growth and development, metabolic function, and body temperature.
Many conditions affect the thyroid gland and may require thyroid surgery. Many of the surgeons at Sierra Pacific Surgical excel at performing this type of surgery.
Your surgeon or primary care provider may recommend thyroid surgery if you have a thyroid condition that affects function of the endocrine gland and is untreatable with medical interventions.
Some of the thyroid conditions that may benefit from surgery include:
Thyroid nodules are common and rarely cancerous. However, they may affect thyroid function and require surgical removal.
The team at Sierra Pacific Surgical performs many types of thyroid surgeries. These surgeries include:
A full thyroidectomy is the complete removal of the entire thyroid gland. You may need a full thyroidectomy if you have thyroid cancer.
For a partial thyroidectomy, the surgical team at Sierra Pacific Surgical removes only the abnormal part of the thyroid. They perform this procedure to treat localized cancer or benign nodules or tumors.
When a goiter affects breathing or swallowing, the team at Sierra Pacific Surgical performs surgery to reduce the size of the thyroid.
Parathyroid glands are located near the thyroid. The team performs parathyroid surgery, removing the glands to treat hyperparathyroidism (overproduction of parathyroid hormones).
The team customizes your thyroid surgery plan and reviews the details with you at your pre-surgical evaluation. When possible, they use minimally invasive surgical techniques to reduce scarring and recovery time.
Most patients go home the day of their thyroid surgery and require about two weeks to fully recover. The Sierra Pacific Surgical team provides post-surgical care instructions to ensure proper healing.
After thyroid surgery, you may need to take thyroid hormone medication for the rest of your life.
Finding the right surgeon is a daunting task. For expert care from a team that puts your needs above all else, call Sierra Pacific Surgical or schedule a consultation online today.