There are generally two types of thyroid procedures. A Full Thyroidectomy, which is a total removal of the thyroid, and a Partial Thyroidectomy, where only a portion of the thyroid is removed. The decision on which surgery is required is determined based on the specific reason for surgery by each patient.

  • Either thyroidectomy surgeries, most are a minimally open surgery, are performed under anesthesia where a breathing tube will be placed in the trachea to assist breathing throughout the procedure.
  • The surgeon cuts a small incision in the center of the neck that can be placed in an area where the scar will not be seen after healing.
  • Some patients receiving a thyroidectomy as a result of thyroid cancer may also need to have their lymph nodes removed around the thyroid.
  • Patients may be sent home the same day while others remain in the hospital overnight and are sent home the next morning pending surgery specifics.

Thyroid Procedure

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(Based on a laparoscopic procedure.)
Average Time in Mérida
  • Surgery is generally between 1 – 2 hours.
  • Many patients may be released the day of surgery however some patients are hospitalized for 1 – 2 days after surgery pending specific personal details.
  • A follow up check up in Mérida within 48 hours after surgery is required.
  • Limited movement is recommended for 7 – 10 days after surgery.
  • A post surgical exam is required before patients leave Mérida.
  • Patients may return to complete normal activity within 6 – 8 weeks after the procedure.
Mérida Cost vs US
(Not including CT scans and medications.)

$3,000 vs $15,000

Clear to Travel
  • Travel is generally approved after 7 – 10 days from surgery with doctor approval.
  • Our medical team will recommend a customized thyroid procedure plan including a range of materials and treatments after a specialist has thoroughly reviewed your records and personal medical history.
  • The timing estimated will vary depending the the specifics of each individual case and other person health factors.
  • Thyroid procedures descriptions and costs listed on our website are based on an average of previous treatments and could differ from your recommended treatment plan.
  • The cost of additional procedures (such as CT scans) and medications are not included in the estimated costs and will vary based on personal health factors and where medications and additional procedures are purchased.