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Thyroid
Surgery

Check if you are a candidate for bariatric surgery. Queries will be answered by Dr Jon Armstrong.
Thyroid surgery is the partial or complete removal of the thyroid.

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Thyroid Surgery in brief

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that lies below your Adam’s apple, along the front of the windpipe. The thyroid has two side lobes, connected by a bridge (isthmus) in the middle. The thyroid secretes the hormone thyroxine (T4). The endocrine surgeon makes an incision in the neck and separates muscle and other tissues to expose the thyroid and remove it. Other common types of thyroid surgery include a lobectomy (one lobe is removed).
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Why Is Thyroid Surgery Needed?

Thyroid Surgery is a treatment option for thyroid nodules, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer. A thyroidectomy (total removal of the thyroid) is a cure for hyperthyroidism and some types of thyroid cancer. Thyroid nodules large enough to impede breathing or swallowing (goitre) may require surgery.

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Before the Procedure

Thyroid surgery is a low-risk procedure. Risks include:

  • A total thyroidectomy removes all your ability to produce thyroxine
  • Patients will need to take thyroxine afterwards to prevent hypothyroidism.

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After Thyroid Surgery: The New You

One overnight in hospital is required. Hours after surgery patients are awake, moving about, eating and drinking. Most people return to regular activities within 5 to 14 days.

If you or a loved one needs thyroid surgery, call Advance Surgical on (08) 9386 2634.

At Advance Surgical, Mr Jon Armstrong and the team help people who want to lose weight through bariatric surgery, suffer from an endocrine disorder or need general surgery.

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About
Advance
Surgical

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Established in 2005

When we established Advance Surgical our motivation was to help those who find that diet and exercise are simply not working for them.
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The cost of bariatric surgery

We understand the cost of bariatric surgery may be an issue. We have changed our pricing to be more affordable. Payment plans available.
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Team of specialists

Mr Jon Armstrong, Medical Director and Founder alongside the team at Advance Surgical, have helped thousands of people in Perth.