Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hyperthyroidism Surgery

The most common treatment for hyperthyroidism includes radioactive iodine therapy and medications.

Surgical removal of the thyroid gland may be required in the flowing situations:

  • Large goiters
  • Pregnancy
  • Severe hyperthyroidism in children
  • Severe eye disease caused by hyperthyroidism
  • Those who refuse radioactive iodine therapy
  • Those who have underlying illnesses

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Last Updated: May 15, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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