Get Well Soon
Helping you make a speedy recovery after a thyroidectomy
Who this leaflet is for
This leaflet is to help you make plans for your recovery if you’re about to have surgery to remove part, or all of your thyroid gland. The technical term for your operation is a thyroidectomy, which is how your surgeon and other health professionals who are helping you may refer to it. It should be read in conjunction with any other information you have already been given about your procedure.
The advice in this leaflet offers broad guidelines for people who do not have any complications with their surgery, or other specific medical circumstances, such as a long-term condition. Your surgeon, GP and other healthcare professionals will offer you a lot of very good advice - but ultimately it’s you that has to make the decision.
Obviously, every individual has different needs and recovers in different ways – so not all the advice in this leaflet will be suitable for everybody. When you’re weighing up how to make the decision that’s right for you, talk to your Occupational Health service at work, if you have one. Otherwise, talk to your GP. Either one will help you to make the right choices for a safe and speedy recovery.