A total is more serious than a partial removal or a lobe or a parathyroid adenoma removal.
Get the best available surgeon with 20 total number of complete removals for cancer.
Do not let him or her count lobe removals or parathyroid cases.
A Kaiser Study on 16,000 total thyroidectomies comparing the number done by each surgeon.
Richard Guttler, MD,FACE,ECNU