| HOW I DO IT
|Year : 2021 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 230-235
Robotic thyroid surgery using bilateral axillo-breast approach: From a trainees' point of view
Gyan Chand1, Jin Wook Yi2, Goonj Johri3
1 Department of Endocrine Surgery, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Surgery, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
3 Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
Background: Across surgical disciplines, the demand for cosmetically superior procedures is stronger than ever and patient-centered health care has become the standard of care. Endoscopic thyroidectomy has revolutionized the field of minimal access endocrine surgery and akin to other surgical disciplines, there has been a natural progression towards robot-assisted thyroidectomy. Amongst the many described approaches, bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) and transaxillary are most widely practiced.
Aims and Objectives: Our aim was to describe the technique of robot-assisted thyroid surgery (RATS) using BABA.
Methods: This is based on the corresponding authors' training and experience of over 50 cases of RATS using BABA, at the Seoul National University, Republic of Korea.
Results: Post-operative outcomes were excellent with lesser pain, better cosmesis and similar oncological outcomes in carefully selected thyroid cancers in comparison to conventional thyroidectomy.
Conclusion: RATS using BABA is easy to master for endoscopic thyroid surgeons and offers excellent postoperative outcomes, ergonomics, vision and dexterity.
Dr. Gyan Chand
Department of Endocrine Surgery, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareli Road, Lucknow - 226 014, Uttar Pradesh
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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