Hide This

FREEHER HealthToolkit

HER Health Toolkit

Sign up for EmpowHER updates and you'll receive our
FREE HER Health Toolkit

Thyroid Cancer

Get Email Updates

Thyroid Cancer Guide

Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.

ASK

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!

Lisa Shares Why She Had The Right Side Of Her Thyroid Removed (VIDEO)

By Lisa R
 
Rate This

More Videos from Lisa R 25 videos in this series

Lisa Shares Why She Had The Right Side Of Her Thyroid Removed (VIDEO)
Lisa Shares Why She Had The Right Side Of Her Thyroid Removed (VIDEO)
23 of 25 : Current video

Lisa explains why she had a plastic surgeon remove the right portion of her thyroid gland.

Lisa:
I chose a plastic surgeon to do my thyroid removal because obviously he wouldn’t, he said he would make a very little scar, he would do it in the crease, and he is used to working on necks, and he said he would make me look like new. But more importantly for women out there, you should go to a doctor who knows how to remove the thyroid.

My plastic surgeon did his residency in thyroid, so he was familiar with the procedure. It can be a dangerous procedure because the thyroid, which is a like a butterfly-shaped gland; lies directly on your voice box. So they need to, when they take it out, they need to remove it very slowly and very carefully so you don’t lose your, you wouldn’t lose your voice, but you might have like a 50-years smoker cough kind of raspy voice the rest of your life.

So always, when your surgeon comes in to see you after the surgery, they check your voice right away to make sure that nothing happened and fortunately for me, maybe unfortunately for some of my family members, I had my perfect voice right after the surgery.

View More Videos On Thyroid Cancer:
http://www.empowher.com/condition/thyroid-cancer

Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy

Improved

1668 Health

Changed

622 Lives

Saved

469 Lives
2 lives impacted in the last 24 hrs Learn More

Take Our Featured Health Poll

Do your teens have their own cellphones?:
View Results