11 doctors weighed in:

Is a thyroidectomy an option for hashimoto's thyroiditis?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jennie Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
5 doctors agree

In brief: No need

There's no need to surgically remove your thyroid for hashimoto.
Just need to take correct amount of thyroid hormone (levothyroxine).

In brief: No need

There's no need to surgically remove your thyroid for hashimoto.
Just need to take correct amount of thyroid hormone (levothyroxine).
Dr. Jennie Law
Dr. Jennie Law
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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unnecessary

If you have hypothyroidism due to the hashimotos, then the treatment is levothyroxine.

In brief: Unnecessary

If you have hypothyroidism due to the hashimotos, then the treatment is levothyroxine.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
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Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Thyroidectomy

No. Bad option; hashimoto's thyroiditis is treated with thyroid pills since it generally leads to a low thyroid level.

In brief: Thyroidectomy

No. Bad option; hashimoto's thyroiditis is treated with thyroid pills since it generally leads to a low thyroid level.
Dr. Brian Flyer
Dr. Brian Flyer
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Dr. David Rosen
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nodule

Thyroidectomy appropriate only if there is a nodule with concern of malignancy.

In brief: Nodule

Thyroidectomy appropriate only if there is a nodule with concern of malignancy.
Dr. David Rosen
Dr. David Rosen
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