Robotic thyroidectomy for benign thyroid diseases: a stepwise strategy to the adoption of robotic thyroidectomy (gasless, transaxillary approach).


PURPOSE Thyroid surgery for benign diseases mainly involves young women, and thus, cosmetic considerations have motivated the development of "no scar to the neck" procedures. Endoscopic techniques are often strenuous, and therefore, discouraging to adopt. However, the recent incorporation of robotic technology proposes a feasible, safe, extracervical… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e31828b8b20