Avoid Neck Scars with Robotic Facelift Thyroidectomy

When removing thyroid nodules, surgeons have traditionally made a large incision across the patient’s neck, which results in a visible scar.

But surgeons at Medical Center at Augusta University for Advanced Robotic Surgery are offering a novel remote-access option known as the facelift thyroidectomy that leaves no visible neck scarring.

The procedure was pioneered by David Terris, MD, a surgeon who serves as the co-director of Medical Center at Augusta University Thyroid/Parathyroid Center, a referral center for patients throughout Georgia, South Carolina, the Southeast and beyond.

How the Procedure is Performed

During the procedure, the surgeon inserts small instruments and a camera through a modified facelift-type incision behind the patient’s ear. He then carefully removes the thyroid gland through the incision.

To learn more about the procedure, view the video below of Dr. Terris’ appearance on an episode of CBS’ "The Doctors".

Better Visualization. Greater Precision.

The robotic surgical system lets surgeons perform a more precise, hidden-incision procedure. It offers:

  • Superior tools for dissection and removal of damaged tissue or organs
  • Better magnification and visualization, which is critical when working around delicate and confined structures

Benefits Over Traditional Open Thyroidectomy

  • No visible scarring

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