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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?

  • 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, Mount Elizabeth Hospitals provide 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.

  • Our Specialists

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    • Chan Ching Wan

      Specialty:
      General Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Solis Breast Care & Surgery Centre
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #13-01
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6994 5477
      Clinic:
      Solis Breast Care & Surgery Centre
      Location:
      Solis Breast Care & Surgery Centre
      3 Mount Elizabeth #13-01
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Contact No:
      6994 5477
    • Chan Chung Yip

      Specialty:
      General Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Nexus Surgical Associates
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #08-06
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      62358633 / 62358651
      Clinic:
      Nexus Surgical Associates Pte Ltd
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #08-43
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6570 2720
    • Chan Shao-Wah Georgette G

      Specialty:
      General Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Dennis Lim Surgery
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-09
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6836 5167
    • Chang Kin Yong Stephen

      Specialty:
      General Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Glad Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #16-07
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6734 4931
    • Chen Chung Ming

      Specialty:
      General Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Affinity Surgery Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #09-36
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6684 0992
    • Chen Yun Yin Cosmas

      Specialty:
      General Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Cosmas Chen General Surgery & Vascu
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #12-05
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6255 6586
    • Cheng Shin Chuen

      Specialty:
      General Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Cheng Sc Vein And Endovascular Clinic
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #07-52
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6265 8561
      Clinic:
      Kym Surgery @ Orchard
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #12-01
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6908 1712
    • Cheong Mun Onn Denis

      Specialty:
      General Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Panasia Surgery Pte Ltd
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #11-15
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6737 8538
      Clinic:
      Panasia Surgery Pte Ltd
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-43/44
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6570 2608
    • Chew Kim Huat Richard

      Specialty:
      General Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Richard Chew Surgery
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #16-09
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6235 6088
    • Chew Min Hoe

      Specialty:
      General Surgery

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      Clinic:
      THESURGEONS PTE LTD
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #16-09
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      65184688

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