Thyroid gland removal - dischargeTotal thyroidectomy - discharge; Partial thyroidectomy - discharge; Thyroidectomy - discharge; Subtotal thyroidectomy - discharge
You had surgery to remove part or all of your thyroid gland. This operation is called thyroidectomy.
Now that you're going home, follow the surgeon's instructions on how to care for yourself while you heal.
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