Thyroid Surgery

At Providence Saint John’s our fellowship trained endocrine surgeon offers advanced minimal access surgical care for thyroid conditions and the most up-to-date diagnostic tests for thyroid cancer. The most appropriate treatment will be determined by your surgeon and personalized for your situation. 

Thyroid surgery is used to treat thyroid nodules, thyroid cancer, and hyperthyroidism. During this procedure, part or all of the thyroid gland is removed. The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located at the front of the neck that makes an important hormone for metabolism and development. Following surgery, most patients will be discharged the same day or the following morning. How much time you spend in the hospital and how fast you recover depend on your age and general health, the extent of the surgery, and whether cancer is present.

If you’ve been diagnosed with a thyroid condition or have been recommended for surgery, please call the endocrine tumor program for a consultation at 310-829-8751.

More information about thyroid surgery can be found in our frequently asked questions or from the following additional resources:


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