Although I don't know a whole lot about thyroid surgery, I do know that you should have a surgeon who is very experienced in that area. There is a chance of vocal cord paralysis and other more serious complications (tracheotomey). The more experienced your surgeon is, the less of a chance of complications from surgery. I would suggest that you see a specialist in that area, either an endocrinologist or an octolaryngologist. In my case, I saw both, my endo. doesn't actually do the surgery and he referred me to an octolaryngologist. My endo. said that I should have a surgeon you does several thyroidectomies a month and who has done at least 15-20 of them overall. I hope this helps.