daVinci Robotic Thyroidectomy


In this video, we see a left transaxillary robotic thyroidectomy. Dr. Tod Huntley eliminates the neck scar by accessing the cancerous thyroid gland through an incision under the arm. That incision is 5-7cm long, but it’s hidden—not front and center, like neck scars from open or even most endoscopic thyroidectomies. There’s another very small incision—5mm—in the chest. The robotic thyroidectomy is done using the daVinci Surgical System, a system that’s been used in many other robot-assisted surgeries with much success. This video has very good animated graphics that Dr. Huntley uses to preview the procedure which he then shows with the daVinci robotic camera. 8:36