I just found this article. I'm not endorsing this as the way to go in all instances, and it's not specifically thyroid surgery-related, but it is something to consider if you ever find you need surgery or some procedure done on your thyroid, or anything in your body. Food for thought. Always remember to interview a doctor or surgeon before you decide to go with them. How long have they been doing the procedure/practice? How many of these surgeries have they done? You also might want to google on the doctor and see what sorts of reviews they have.
Medical News: Older Surgeons May Not Be Better Surgeons - in Surgery, General Surgery from MedPage Today