When Is Thyroid Surgery Recommended?
What Your ENT specialists in Camarillo, Simi Valley, Oxnard and Thousand Oaks want you to know
You may know someone who has had thyroid surgery, or you may be wondering if you need treatment for your thyroid. There are a few definite indications you may need thyroid surgery. Your ENT specialists at West Coast Ear Nose Throat Head and Neck Surgery want you to know the facts about surgery on your thyroid. They have offices in Camarillo, Simi Valley, Oxnard and Thousand Oaks, CA, to serve your needs.
According to the American Thyroid Association, thyroid surgery may be recommended if you have:
- A nodule which causes an increase in thyroid hormone production
- A nodule that compresses your trachea, causing swallowing difficulty
- A nodule which might be cancerous
- A diagnosis of thyroid cancer
Your ENT specialists at West Coast Ear Nose Throat Head and Neck Surgery are the experts who can discuss whether thyroid surgery is appropriate for you and what you can expect from treatment. They may be able to recommend non-surgical options depending on your diagnosis.
The first step to finding out if you need thyroid surgery is to visit your ENT specialists at West Coast Ear Nose Throat Head and Neck Surgery. They will perform a comprehensive medical examination including imaging, and blood tests.
You may have thyroid cancer and not know
- Throat or neck pain
- Problems swallowing
- Hoarseness and other changes in your voice
- Swollen lymph nodes in your neck which can be felt through your skin
Women have a higher incidence of thyroid cancer. Your risk is also increased if you have a family history of thyroid cancer or have had high levels of radiation exposure.
If you think you might need thyroid surgery, it’s time to visit the experts by calling your ENT specialists at West Coast Ear Nose Throat Head and Neck Surgery with offices Camarillo, Simi Valley, Oxnard and Thousand Oaks, CA. Call today and protect your health!