What is Thyroid Therapy or Thyroid Ablation?

Thyroid Therapy or Thyroid Ablation is used to treat or destroy the thyroid gland.

  • With both exams, instructions are given, a pill is administered, and patients are asked to go straight home or to wherever they have made arrangements to stay.
  • Thyroid Therapy:  This is used to treat a hyperactive or enlarged thyroid in order to return it back to normal function.
  • Thyroid Ablation:  This is used to destroy any thyroid tissue to stop it from functioning or after surgery to totally remove the thyroid.