Our expert says:
I am not a surgeon but as far as I know surgery would be considered when
You have a large goiters putting pressure on surrounding tissue
You think there is a Malignancy or a specific nodule that needs removal
When other forms of therapy are not practical or ineffective
These days they give you radioactive iodene which only concentrates in the thyroid and it is the treatment of choice in people with Graves disease or if anti-thyroid medication does not work. It may be better if you can see an endocrinologist if at all possible.
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