Thyroid gland removal - discharge

Total thyroidectomy - discharge; Partial thyroidectomy - discharge; Thyroidectomy - discharge; Subtotal thyroidectomy - discharge

You had surgery to remove part or all of your thyroid gland. This operation is called thyroidectomy.

Now that you're going home, follow the surgeon's instructions on how to care for yourself while you heal.

When You're in the Hospital

What to Expect at Home

Managing Your Pain

Wound Care

Your Diet During Recovery


Thyroid Hormone Replacement


When to Call the Doctor