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Robotic Facelift Thyroidectomy

Robotic Facelift Thyroidectomy

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 Augusta University Medical Center 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 Augusta University's Thyroid/Parathyroid Center, a referral center for patients throughout Georgia, South Carolina, the Southeast and beyond.

Robotic Facelift Thyroidectomy

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 Augusta University Medical Center 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 Augusta University's Thyroid/Parathyroid Center, a referral center for patients throughout Georgia, South Carolina, the Southeast and beyond.

How it Works

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.

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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