Who Can Have Robotic Thyroid Surgery?Robotic thyroid surgery is a very good choice for almost all patients who need thyroid surgery. Patients with thyroid nodules and thyroid goiters are perfect candidates for robotic scarless thyroid surgery. At least half of patients with thyroid cancer are good candidates for robotic thyroid surgery also, provided they have a very experienced robotic surgeon who has performed many robotic thyroid operations. In the sections below we will discuss the types of patients are are very good candidates for robotic scarless thyroid surgery.
Robotic Thyroid Surgery for Thyroid CancerRobotic Scarless thyroid surgery is appropriate for most small to moderate size well-differentiated thyroid cancers, that need unilateral or bilateral resection, including those requiring central and/or lateral neck dissection. No scar, and cure rates equal to traditional open thyroid surgery.
Robotic Thyroid Surgery for Thyroid NodulesRemote access, scarless thyroid surgery is perfect for thyroid nodules less than 6 cm whether they are functional or not, or if there is worry for malignancy. Unilateral or bilateral--both are great candidates for scarless thyroid surgery.
Robotic Thyroid Surgery for Thyroid GoitersRobotic scarless thyroid surgery is the perfect solution to goiters of almost all sizes for patients who wish to avoid a neck incision and resultant scar.
Robotic Thyroid Surgery for Graves DiseaseRobotic scarless surgery is perfect for female patients with poorly controlled Graves disease leaving them cured without a scar on their neck.
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