Living With Thyroid Cancer: Surgery While surgery is common in the treatment plan for those diagnosed with thyroid cancer, the surgery types, lengths and risks can vary greatly depending on the specific individual. Some are able to have minimally invasive procedures, while others must undergo total removal of thyroid tissues. Doctors and professionals discuss the different types of surgery associated with thyroid cancer, and how patients can talk with their surgeons about what to expect during recovery. Featuring: David Myssiorek, MD (New York University School of Medicine), Tracy S. Wang, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee), Joshua Klopper, MD (University of Colorado)