Dr. Terris explains if a woman can go home right after her thyroidectomy procedure.
In many cases, yes, and, again, it depends on the practice of the surgeon. Certainly, if you only have half of your thyroid gland removed there are many surgeons now advocating outpatient surgery. In my practice we do outpatient surgery, even if we remove the entire gland, but there are regional differences and it depends on what your surgeon’s practice is.
About Dr. David Terris, M.D.:
Dr. David J. Terris is a Professor, Department Chair and Porubsky Distinguished Chair in the Otolaryngology Department at the Medical College of Georgia. He graduated with his B.A. from Cornell University and his medical doctorate from Duke University Medical School.