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Robotic Thyroidectomy

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Surgical techniques have evolved dramatically in the past 2 decades following technological advances. With the advent of minimally invasive techniques in thyroid surgery, robot-assisted thyroid surgery was popularized. Its main advantages are cosmetically, avoiding cervical incisions, increased patient satisfaction, improved visualization, arms articulations and eliminating surgeon’s natural tremor, thereby increasing precision. The main disadvantages are longer operative time, increased cost, lost of tactile sensation and potential injuries to the brachial plexus. Robotic thyroidectomy was found in numerous studies to be a safe procedure with excellent oncological outcomes.

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Rabinovics, N., Feinmesser, R., Aidan, P., Bachar, G. (2017). Robotic Thyroidectomy. In: Gil, Z., Amit, M., Kupferman, M. (eds) Atlas of Head and Neck Robotic Surgery. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49578-1_10

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