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Robotic Thyroid Surgery

  • What is a robotic thyroid surgery?

    Robotic Thyroid Surgery

    Robotic thyroid surgery, also known as robotic thyroidectomy, is a minimally invasive procedure that involves removing a part or the entire thyroid gland with the assistance of the da Vinci® Surgical System. Unlike conventional open surgery which needs a larger cut in the neck to reach the thyroid gland, this robotic procedure only involves making a small cut in the armpit instead.

    The da Vinci® system makes full use of the tight surgical space provided by a small cut by utilising of its 4 articulated robotic arms and a high-performance vision system. This allows the surgeon to operate with accuracy and dexterity while aided by magnified images of the interior of the body.

  • Some benefits of robotic thyroidectomy surgery include:

    • Less or no visible scars on your neck
    • Reduced chances of anterior (front) neck numbness
    • Reduced risk of affected parathyroid gland (small hormone glands in your neck that control calcium levels in your bones and blood)
    • Reduced chances of laryngeal (voicebox) nerve damage

    Robotic thyroidectomy surgery is the recommended treatment for several thyroid conditions including:

    • Thyroid nodules (non-cancerous and cancerous)
    • Goitres (swollen thyroid gland)
    • Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
  • At Mount Elizabeth Hospitals, we are committed to providing you with comprehensive care. Our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, nurses and therapists are here to guide you through the entire treatment and recovery process.

    Mount Elizabeth Hospitals' modern equipment and facilities include minimally invasive techniques to reduce trauma and scarring while improving success rates and recovery speed.

    We also have surgeons trained in computer-aided robotic thyroid surgery for added precision during surgical procedures. The da Vinci® surgical system, located at Mount Elizabeth Novena, is accessible by our skilled team of specialists from Mount Elizabeth Orchard, Mount Elizabeth Novena, Gleneagles and Parkway East hospitals.

    Take your first step towards better health today, and experience the quality and customised healthcare that has made us one of the leading medical institutions in Asia-Pacific.

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