Scarless Thyroidectomy is a new minimally invasive robotic surgery performed to remove some or all of the thyroid gland without leaving any scar in the neck.
A thyroidectomy is a surgery where either a part of, or all of a diseased thyroid is removed. The thyroid glad is a small butterfly shaped gland that releases hormones that regulate the metabolic activity in the body and a thyroidectomy is used to treat some disorders of the thyroid, such as cancers, enlargement (known as a goiter) and sometimes a hyperactive thyroid.
A thyroidectomy can include partial or complete removal of the thyroid gland, depending on the condition and its severity.
Most people who need thyroid surgery are candidates for scarless thyroidectomy. However, the surgery works best in case of certain parameters such as having a thyroid gland that is smaller than 4 cm, nodules that are on only one side of the thyroid gland, etc.
The scarless robotic thyroidectomy uses a state-of-the-art robotic technology for treating thyroid nodules and thyroid cancers. In the case of a ‘scarless surgery’, an incision is made in the armpit of the patient and the thyroid gland is removed through this.
The advanced technique allows for the entire surgery to be done through one single incision rather than two and that too with zero scars in the neck.
The technique is particularly advantageous because this means quicker recovery period, shorter stay in the hospital and less time away from the routine.