You also have to preserve the parathyroid glands which are in the thyroid to control your calcium
, without them you will have to monitor
your calcium many times a day, not good. I had two surgeries, the surgeon was awesome, I am a singer, so singing again was VERY important. My scar is hardly noticeable, in the crease of my neck, too. I had thyroid cancer, so I am not sad to see my thyroid go. After five months I am now on the correct dose of meds and feel great!