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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