Some insurance policies will cover thyroid tumor surgery, but it depends on the company, and the plan according to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Each policy differs on what is not covered.
Often, health insurance will cover the surgery only if the patient is referred by a licensed physician. Occasionally, even when a person's insurance covers the surgery, they will be responsible for any deductibles, copays and any other out of pocket costs. The same is true as far as medications go. A patient should consult with their insurance company to ensure the procedure will be covered before scheduling the procedure.