Hi, everyone :) I've seen several posts about neck dissections and all the different names and approaches for them but I was just curious if anyone had ever seen or had a "bilateral neck dissection". I'm scheduled to have mine done on January 21 for PTC that had spread to several lymph nodes in my neck. The surgeon told me they will be taking out levels I through VI as well as my thyroid, all in one go. It doesn't say that it's "radical" or "modified", just "bilateral". Also, what's anesthesia/pain meds like? I'm only 20 and have never even broken a bone (knock on wood!), so I'm really anxious about this whole thing.