Bilateral thyroid resection is a surgical operation that entails removing both lobes of the thyroid gland. This operation is commonly used to treat thyroid disorders such as cancer, benign enlargement of the thyroid (goiter), and hyperthyroidism. The amount of the thyroid gland that is removed during the operation is determined by the reason for the surgery.
An ultrasonic scalpel is a surgical tool that employs high-frequency mechanical energy to simultaneously seal vessels and coagulate tissue. The use of an ultrasonic scalpel in thyroid surgery has been demonstrated to decrease the average operative time, postoperative pain and drainage volume, provide good hemostasis, and improve outcomes without increasing morbidity risk.