Thyroid surgery (thyroidectomy)

A thyroidectomy can be performed to treat a range of thyroid disorders.
Consultations for this treatment are available at: KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre - you can request your preferred location when you contact us
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Thyroid surgery, also known as thyroidectomy, is a surgical procedure performed to remove all or part of the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is located at the base of the neck and produces the hormones that regulate metabolism and other important bodily functions.

There are a number of reasons an ENT Specialist may recommend a thyroidectomy including:

  • Thyroid cancer
  • Noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid (goiter) causing compressive symptoms
  • Overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism)
  • Suspicious thyroid nodules
  • Cosmetic improvement of a large goiter (goitre) in the neck

Whatever the cause, our team of specialists are here to help you get back to doing the things you love, and will support you every step of the way.

Locations

You can see expert consultants and have a range of scans and tests at either one of the below facilities. If you need thyroid surgery, this will be carried out at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone.

KIMS Hospital, Maidstone

Find out more about the facilities available at KIMS Hospital.
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Sevenoaks Medical Centre

Find out more about Sevenoaks Medical Centre, our consulting and diagnostic facility for patients in West Kent.

Prices & payment

We offer a guide price of:

Thyroid surgery
Package price from £7,100
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The above are guide prices only.

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Consultants

Thyroid Surgery FAQs

Where will my surgery take place?

Regardless of where you had your initial consultation, all surgical procedures take place at KIMS Hospital in Maidstone. Most outpatient appointments, including follow up appointments with your Consultant, can take place at either KIMS Hospital or Sevenoaks Medical Centre.

How long does it take to recover from thyroid surgery?

It usually takes 1 -2 weeks to recover from thyroid surgery but this can differ for each person. Discuss any concerns you have about your recovery with your consultant.

What are the different types of thyroid surgery?

There are three main types of thyroid surgery:

  • Total thyroidectomy: Removal of the entire thyroid gland.
  • Partial thyroidectomy: Only a section of the thyroid gland is removed.
  • Thyroid lobectomy: During a Lobectomy only one of the two lobes of the thyroid gland is removed.

 

What are the risks of thyroid surgery?

As with all surgeries, thyroid surgery comes with risk of complication. Your Consultant will discuss these with you ahead of your surgery.

 

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