Thyroid Surgery (Thyroidectomy)
Thyroid surgery becomes necessary when the thyroid produces excess hormones or develops structural problems like the growth of cysts and swelling.The surgery involves removing all or part of the thyroid gland. Our surgeon, Dr. Prasad has the experience and expertise in performing thyroid surgery for treating thyroid problems.
Reasons for Thyroid Surgery
Thyroid surgery is recommended in the following conditions:
- Noncancerous enlargement of the thyroid (goiter) that causes difficulty in breathing and swallowing
- Hyperthyroidism: when the thyroid overproduces the hormone thyroxine
- Thyroid cancer
- Problems with antithyroid drugs and radioactive iodine therapy
Dr. Madhu Prasad has over 30+ years of experience working as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist and providing the highest level of care in Anchorage, Alaska. He believes in providing quality care to patients and their families. Inspired by compassion and humanism, Dr. Prasad and his team work for the well-being of their patients. Click here to know more about him.