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Thyroid Surgery Specialist

Advanced Surgical of North Texas

General Surgery located in McKinney, TX

Thyroid conditions, such as Grave’s disease or thyroid cancer, may require thyroid surgery for treatment. The experienced general surgery team at Advanced Surgical of North Texas in McKinney, Texas, specializes in thyroid surgery and offers minimally invasive surgical options to reduce scarring and recovery time. To schedule a thyroid surgery consultation, call the office or use the online tool to book an appointment.

Thyroid Surgery Q & A

What is the thyroid?

Your thyroid is part of your endocrine system. Located in your neck, the bowtie-shaped gland produces and secretes a group of hormones called thyroid hormones. These hormones play an essential role in many body functions, including:

  • Metabolism
  • Temperature regulation
  • Heart rate
  • Fertility
  • Mood

There are many conditions that can affect your thyroid and hormone production. Treatment for thyroid problems may include thyroid surgery. 

Why would I need thyroid surgery?

Your family doctor or the expert team at Advanced Surgical of North Texas provides the details of why you would benefit from thyroid surgery, also called thyroidectomy. Some of the most common thyroid conditions that may require surgical intervention include:

  • Thyroid nodules
  • Overactive thyroid (Grave’s disease)
  • Recurrent thyroid cysts
  • Goiter
  • Thyroid cancer

Your surgeon also determines whether only some of your thyroid (partial thyroidectomy) or all of it (total thyroidectomy) needs to be removed. If you have a total thyroidectomy, you will need to take thyroid hormones for the rest of your life. 

What are thyroid surgery techniques?

There are many techniques the experienced team at Advanced Surgical of North Texas uses to perform thyroid surgery. They determine the best technique suited for you based on your diagnosis and overall health. 

Some of the most common thyroid surgery techniques include:

Traditional thyroidectomy

During a traditional thyroidectomy, your surgeon makes an incision through your neck to remove part or all of your thyroid gland. This is the most common surgical technique.

Endoscopic thyroidectomy

The endoscopic thyroidectomy is a minimally invasive approach in which your surgeon uses a surgical camera and small incisions to perform your thyroidectomy. 

Transoral thyroidectomy

During a transoral thyroidectomy, your surgeon makes an incision in your mouth to access your thyroid gland.

Your surgeon at Advanced Surgical of North Texas may also perform your thyroidectomy using the da Vinci® Surgical System, which is an advanced technology that combines minimally invasive surgical techniques with robotic technology. 

For expert care for your thyroid problem from an experienced team in a state-of-the-art surgical practice, call Advanced Surgical of North Texas or use the online tool to make an appointment.