I am 53 years old and i just recently found out by my doctor that i have an over sized goiter on my thyroid. I went through all the testing and had biopsy that, thank God cancer was ruled out. Due to the size of the goiter my doctor said it was best to have it removed.My thyroid mass is (239.7) the procedure that the E.N.T. doctor of which i was referred too stated my procedure would be: Possible total thyroidectomy and selective neck dissection(60220) (total 60240), Based on these numbers , what does this all mean? Both Doctors agree that i need to have it removed but yet they really haven't explained to me why. A side from that my only complaint by having the goiter is difficulty swallowing but no pain and too many sinus infections.