Robotic Thyroid Surgery

Michael C. Singer, David J. Terris

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Thyroidectomy has matured into a procedure that can be performed in both a minimally invasive and minimal incision manner on an outpatient basis. However, despite the advantages provided by these techniques, they nonetheless result in a conspicuous cervical scar. In an effort to completely obviate the need for a cervical incision, surgeons have sought to develop techniques that allow removal of the thyroid gland through remote (non-cervical) incisions. In this chapter, two robotic-assisted remote access approaches, the transaxillary and the facelift approach, are discussed. The indications, benefits and techniques of these techniques are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThyroid Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPreventing and Managing Complications
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780470659502
StatePublished - Dec 18 2012


  • Facelift
  • Remote access
  • Robotic
  • Thyroidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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