The thyroid is an endocrine gland, which means it makes hormones and releases them directly into you bloodstream. It is located at the base of your neck. It is made up of two halves, or lobes, which gives it a 'butterfly' shape. Each lobe lies on either side of your windpipe, just above your collarbone.
Overactive or enlarged thyroid can cause problems with sleep, mood and energy levels and have a detrimental effect on a person’s quality of life.
A thyroid lobectomy is a procedure carried out to remove one half (a lobe) of your thyroid gland. A thyroid isthmectomy is surgery to remove the central part of your thyroid gland. It is only done occasionally. Both procedures are carried out under general anaesthetic to minimise any pain or discomfort.
During the operation, your endocrine surgeon will make a cut across the front of your neck, just above your collar bone. They will carefully locate your parathyroid glands and nerves, which are attached to your voice box. Your surgeon will then detach one half (lobectomy) or the central part (isthmectomy) of your thyroid gland and remove it.
The Holly Private Hospital is renowned for its extremely high standards in all aspects of healthcare. You can be assured that you are being treated in one of the best hospitals in the UK with state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding endocrinology consultants and dedicated staff who provide comprehensive care throughout the patient journey.
We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for thyroid lobectomy and thyroid isthmectomy with prices starting from £4,670 (T&Cs apply).
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