Overview of robotic thyroidectomy

Eun Hae Estelle Chang, Hoon Yub Kim, Yoon Woo Koh, Woong Youn Chung

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With the advancement and adaptation of technology, there has been a tremendous evolution in the surgical approaches for thyroidectomy. Robotic thyroidectomy has become increasingly popular worldwide attracting both surgeons and patients searching for new and innovative techniques for thyroidectomy with a superior cosmetic result when compared to the conventional open procedures. In this review, we describe the following surgical approaches for robotic thyroidectomy: transaxillary, retroauricular (facelift) and transoral. The advantages and disadvantages as well as limitations of each approach are examined, and future directions of robotic thyroidectomy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-228
Number of pages11
JournalGland Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 1


  • Minimally invasive
  • Remote-access
  • Robotic
  • Thyroidectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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    Chang, E. H. E., Kim, H. Y., Koh, Y. W., & Chung, W. Y. (2017). Overview of robotic thyroidectomy. Gland Surgery, 6(3), 218-228. https://doi.org/10.21037/gs.2017.03.18