Procedures for Endocrine

Para Thyroidectomy

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Pancreas Surgery

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Thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of the thyroid gland. Thyroidectomies are performed under general anesthesia and an overnight hospital stay is common. They are typically done as treatment for thyroid nodules (small growths) or hyperthyroidism that could not be corrected by other means. The incision will stretch across the base of your neck just above your clavicles. The scar will fade over time. A potential complication is the inadvertent removal of the parathyroid gland due to its close proximity to the thyroid. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include heart palpitations, unexplained weight loss, heat intolerance, a goiter (swelling of the thyroid gland), light or absent periods, increased bowel movements, fatigue and weakness. In the early stage of thyroid cancer there are often no symptoms. As the cancer grows, a small mass may be felt in the lower throat and sometimes you may develop trouble swallowing.

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Our Location
The Ozark Surgical Group is located at 901 Burnett Drive, behind The Baxter Regional Medical Center.