Robotic Transaxillary Thyroid Surgery: Patients Satisfaction with Cosmetic Outcome
Saeed A, Abdelghani R and Kandil E*
Division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Emad Kandil
Division of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
Department of Surgery, Tulane University School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 26, 2013; Accepted Date: February 06, 2013; Published Date: February 09, 2013
Citation: Saeed A, Abdelghani R, Kandil E (2013) Robotic Transaxillary Thyroid Surgery: Patients Satisfaction with Cosmetic Outcome. Anaplastology 2:106. doi:10.4172/2161-1173.1000106
Copyright: © 2013 Saeed A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Transaxillary robotic thyroidectomy is a new approach that eliminates the need for a cervical incision. This is achieved by approaching the thyroid from the axilla, allowing the surgical incision to be completely covered by the patient’s arm at rest. Robotic transaxillary thyroidectomy is feasible and can be performed safely. This review evaluates the current literature on patient satisfaction with this operation.