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  • Thyroidectomy (Burnaby Hospital) [English] Public

    A thyroidectomy is the surgical removal of the thyroid. The thyroid gland, which is located in the neck, controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls how sensitive the body should be to other hormones. (English) Black & White

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  • Parathyroidectomy (Burnaby Hospital) [English] Public

    The parathyroid glands are located in the neck and control the amount of calcium in the blood and within the bones. The surgical removal of these glands is a parathyroidectomy. (English) Black & White

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  • Thyroid Surgery - Your Surgery and Recovery at Home (Fraser Health) [English] Public

    Information for patients having elective thyroid surgery. The thyroid gland (or part of it) can be removed for a couple of reasons, including a growth (tumour) that could be cancer or not (benign). You usually go home the same day or the next day. This depends on the type of surgery, your health before surgery, and your recovery. Replaces catalogue #265501 (English) Colour

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  • Parathyroid Surgery - Your Surgery and Recovery at Home (Fraser Health) [English] Public

    You are having surgery (an operation) to remove 1 or more of your parathyroid glands (parathyroidectomy). The parathyroid glands are located right behind your thyroid gland in your neck. These glands produce parathyroid hormone. This hormone controls the levels of calcium in the body. These glands are usually removed if they are making too much parathyroid hormone because the gland is not working properly or a growth (tumour) that could be cancer or not (benign). Replaces catalogue # 265499 (English) Colour

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