Endoscopic thyroidectomy is also called minimally invasive video assisted thyroidectomy. It is a new surgical technique which allows the surgeon to perform thyroid surgery through a small skin incision. In endoscopic thyroidectomy, very small incisions are made in the axilla. A video camera helps in providing magnified vision of the structures and comfortable dissection.
Our technique (endoscopic thyroidectomy) via the axilla helps us even removing large thyroid nodules and even helps us perform total thyroidectomy. The benefits of the procedure are Minimally Invasive approach, safety, and precision. The greatest benefit is the neck remains free of scar by performing thyroidectomy endoscopically via the axilla. The smallest of scars produced and hidden beneath the inner clothes at the axilla. This is a great cosmetic advantage.
Image Showing Endoscopic Thyroidectomy
Incision made near the axilla
In Endoscopic Thyroidectomy a video camera is inserted via the axilla and visualized on the screen
Endoscopic Thyroidectomy - Image Showing Video Camera with Light to visualize internal structures
Endoscopic Thyroidectomy - Internal Structures visualized through video camera
When thyroidectomy is done through the open method, a transverse incision measuring 12–15 cm in length is made on the neck. A large cut is made across the neck or a full cut is required even to remove a small part of the thyroid, even for one side removal leaving behind an ugly scar in the neck with pain, discomfort and delayed recovery. Women find these scars uncomfortable and cosmetically unacceptable. Thyroid disorders and found common in women. Minimal access approaches to thyroid surgery result in a reduction in size or elimination of the scar of the neck.
Scarless Thyroid Surgery - No Scar on Neck
No Scar when performing Endoscopic Thyroidectomy via Axilla. So Scarless Thyroid Surgery.
Minimally invasive - No need for a large cut on the neck
Short Hospital Stay - Recovery Time 2 days