Thyroidectomy in Bluffton
For patients who have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer or some other condition of the thyroid gland, Okatie Surgical Partners can provide thyroidectomy in Bluffton, South Carolina. During a thyroid surgery procedure, all or part of the thyroid gland is removed. How much of the gland is removed during this surgical procedure will be based on the reason for surgery, and if only part of the thyroid needs to be removed, it is possible for the gland to continue working normally after surgery. Reasons for thyroid surgery may include:
• Thyroid cancer: The most common reason for a thyroidectomy, surgery will be performed to remove most or all of the thyroid to treat the cancer.
• Noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid: Also known as a goiter, surgery can be used to remove all or part of the thyroid gland if it is enlarged and uncomfortable or causes difficulty breathing or swallowing, or if the goiter is causing hyperthyroidism.
• Overactive thyroid: Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid produces too much of the hormone thyroxine. If anti-thyroid drugs or radioactive iodine therapy are not treatment options, or if they are undesired treatment options, a thyroidectomy is another option.
• Indeterminate or suspicious thyroid nodules: If a thyroid nodule can’t be determined as cancerous or noncancerous after taking a needle biopsy, surgery may be recommended.
Whatever the reason for needing a thyroidectomy, our surgeons will provide skilled and compassionate services. Call us at (843) 558-8428 to schedule a consultation for your procedure.