During laparoscopic thyroid lobectomy, approximately
one quarter of the thyroid gland is removed. This procedure is performed with
a minimally invasive method that utilizes a laparoscope (a small video camera)
and small instruments inserted through small incisions.
- Removal of
half the thyroid gland
Treated with Laparoscopic Thyroid Lobectomy:
Laparoscopic thyroid lobectomy may be performed in
cases of hyperthyroidism, thyroid cancer and an enlarged thyroid gland.
Non-surgical alternatives to laparoscopic thyroid
lobectomy include radioactive iodine and thyroid medication. Surgical
alternatives include total and partial laparoscopic thyroidectomy.
with Laparoscopic Thyroid Lobectomy:
Laparoscopic thyroid lobectomy is performed under
general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from Laparoscopic Thyroid Lobectomy:
Possible risks following laparoscopic thyroid
lobectomy include infection, bleeding, blood clots, neck pain, painful
swallowing, hypothyroidism, hypoparathyroidism and hypocalcemia. It is also
possible to experience injury to nearby organs and tissues.
after Laparoscopic Thyroid Lobectomy:
The prognosis for a positive end result following
laparoscopic thyroid lobectomy is good.
from Laparoscopic Thyroid Lobectomy:
Total recovery from laparoscopic thyroid lobectomy
takes one to two weeks.