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    Hello – I would suggest a consultation with an experienced thyroid surgeon to get all of your questions answered.

    As Bobbi noted, the preference is to get thyroid hormone levels stabilized prior to *any* surgery to reduce the risk of thyroid storm.

    However, in cases where surgery is the preferred treatment option and the patient cannot take Anti-Thyroid Drugs for some reason, doctors can use potassium iodide and beta blockers to help reduce the risk. A surgeon would be in the best position to give you guidance as to whether this might be an option for you.

    Take care!