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Total Thyroidectomy

Total Thyroidectomy

Total thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of the entire thyroid gland. This surgery is done for benign goiters, multiple nodules, Graves’ disease and thyroid cancers. When done at a high-volume center such as at Keck Medicine of USC, the risks are low but can include voice hoarseness and hypoparathyroidism. Patients will require thyroid hormone supplements in the form of a daily pill after total thyroidectomy to replace the hormone that their body makes naturally.

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