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Thyroidectomy (Thyroid Gland Removal)

  • What is Thyroidectomy?

    Thyroidectomy is the removal of all or part of your thyroid gland. The thyroid is a small gland in your neck that produces hormones to regulate your metabolism, and is an important function for physiological processes.

    The main types of thyroid surgery are:

    • Total thyroidectomy (removal of the entire thyroid gland)
    • Lobectomy or hemithyroidectomy (removal of half of the thyroid gland)
    • Near-total thyroidectomy (removal of most of the thyroid gland but leaving a little tissue on one side)
    • Isthmusectomy (removal of the central part of the thyroid gland)


  • Thyroidectomy is used to treat thyroid disorders such as cancer, noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid (goiter) and overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). Your doctor will recommend a thyroid removal surgery if you:

    • Are suspected of having thyroid cancer
    • Have an enlarged nodule in the thyroid that causes compression of surrounding structures in the neck. These structures may include the trachea (windpipe) or oesophagus
    • Have difficulty swallowing or breathing due to enlarged thyroid gland or nodule
    • Want a visibly enlarged thyroid near your neck removed for cosmetic reasons

    A thyroidectomy also helps to maintain thyroid hormone levels and create a better sense of well-being.

  • To help patients make informed decisions, Parkway East Hospital provides price transparency through its Price Guarantee Procedures. This price guarantee ensures you know the full costs of your procedure upfront without needing to worry about hidden costs.

    We also accept bill financing from both local and international private hospitalisation insurance and MediSave-approved insurance known as Integrated Shield Plans. If you have an Integrated Shield Plan, you may not have to incur any out-of-pocket expenses for your hospital stay.

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