Side Effects and Complications of Thyroid Surgery
Thyroid surgery is considered extremely safe. Some of the more common side effects—for example, pain when swallowing, and neck stiffness—are discussed in greater depth in the article on Recuperating After Thyroid Surgery .
The risk of more significant complications is higher for total thyroidectomy as compared to subtotal thyroidectomy. Complications are also more likely with surgeons who have less experience performing thyroid surgery, so it’s important to make sure that you have an experienced thyroid surgeon.
Find out more in the article about Choosing a Top Thyroid Surgeon.