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Robotic Thyroid Surgery

  • Understanding the Procedure

    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 maximises the tight surgical space provided by a small cut by making use of 4 articulated robotic arms and a high-performance vision system. The allows the surgeon to operate with accuracy and dexterity while aided by highly 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 giving you comprehensive care. Our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, nurses and therapists are here to guide you through the entire treatment and recovery process.

    Patients can benefit from Mount Elizabeth Hospitals’ advanced equipment and facilities. Minimally invasive techniques reduce trauma and scarring while improving success rates and recovery speed, while computer-aided robotic surgery allows for added precision during surgical procedures.

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