I have a multi modular goiter which means I need my thyroid removed that was recommendation to me by the surgeon I saw. I live in London and I've been told it could take up to a year which seems a very long wait especially as I'm anxious at the size of the goiter and it presses on my windpipe. What length of times have people waited for operations? Is this normal?! I can't afford private he told me going private could be done within a few weeks this seems a huge difference in time. thanks.