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What's the recovery time from a thyroidectomy?

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Dr. Philip Kern answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Normally a few days: For routine thyroid surgery, such as for graves disease or a benign nodule, surgery can be done on an outpatient basis and recovery is fairly fast. Hormone replacement begins immediately. For cancer surgery, the procedure may be more extensive and recovery may be longer. If there are complications, such as low blood calcium, or a hoarse voice, then other outpatient treatments will be needed.

Answered 6/14/2018

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