What is Thyroidectomy?

Category: Surgeries


See also: Left Thyroid Lobectomy

A thyroidectomy operation that involves the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. Surgeons often perform a thyroidectomy when a patient has thyroid cancer or some other condition of the thyroid gland (such as hyperthyroidism).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Thyroid cancer 21 3
Thyroid nodule 17 4
Hashimoto's thyroiditis 9 1
Graves' disease 4 2
Hyperthyroidism 2 2

Show all 9 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 2
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Thyroidectomy

Side effect Patients
Hypothyroidism 4
Fatigue 2
Weight gain 2
Brain fog 1
Cramps in calf muscles 1
Depressed mood 1

Show all 16 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Thyroidectomy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 77 patients who've stopped having Thyroidectomy


Currently having Thyroidectomy

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped having Thyroidectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 77
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 7
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1 patient evaluation for Thyroidectomy

Mar 1, 2004 (Started Mar 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cancer)
  • Side effects
    Severe (exhaustion, brain fog, cramps in calf muscles, fatigue, pain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: I try to remember to take my Levoxyl every day. Got rid of the cancer, but also had to take my thyroid with it. The fatigue and weight gain is an impact on my daily life.
Side effects: fatigue, brain fog, pain, exhaustion, cramps in calf muscles

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