The thyroid is a tiny, butterfly-shaped gland in the neck's lower front part. The thyroid regulates your metabolism, body temperature, and how well you convert food into energy. It typically makes hormones that affect nearly every organ system in your body.
Thyroid surgery is one of the most common surgeries in India.
In the past few decades, Robotic Thyroid Surgery has become a popular alternative to traditional surgery. It is a surgical procedure that is done with a robot. The surgeon sits at a console and controls the robot from within the room with the help of 3D visuals and an endoscope moving around inside on live video.
The benefit of this surgery is that it can be performed without an incision in the neck area, which leads to no scars in the neck and quicker recovery times.
This procedure was developed in response to difficulties with traditional open-throat methods because of the neck's proximity to vital nerves. With Robotic Thyroid Surgery, surgeons can maneuver around these nerves with more accuracy.
The magnified 3-D view of robotic surgery helps identify laryngeal (voice box) nerve avoiding its damage, along with preserving the adjacent parathyroid glands and other critical structures.
Another advantage of this surgery is that because no incisions need to be made in the neck, there will be less pain, less bleeding, and fewer post-operative complications than in an open-throat operation.
It also allows patients to go home the same day or later. Shorter hospital stays make it one of the preferred surgical methods for thyroid diseases.
For many people, whether young or old, men or women, robotic thyroid surgery can be the best option. Although some pediatric patients may not be eligible for robotic surgery, this procedure has no specific age limit.
Robotic Thyroid Surgery can be performed in the following cases:
The neck is a visible part of the body and impacts a person's looks and appearance. Traditional thyroid surgery often leaves a noticeable scar on the neck. It is a concern for many patients. However, robotic thyroid surgery can leave patients with no visible scar. The surgeon makes a small incision in the pectoral muscles, i.e., near the armpit and breast. This is done so that it is possible to access the thyroid gland without damaging it during surgery.
There are certain risks and side effects that come with robotic thyroid surgery. These risks include bleeding and pain from surgery, complications from anesthesia such as nausea and vomiting, and infection. You can expect minimal post-operative discomfort, neck irritation, skin sensory loss, and a few episodes of difficulty swallowing.
The incidence rate for these side effects is low, but it does happen, so it is essential to follow up after surgery.
Robot-assisted Thyroid Surgery is an excellent option for patients as it avoids scarring in the neck region and often results in less discomfort and fast recovery Dr. Sumit Talwar, the best Robotic surgeon, now you are just a step away from getting rid of your thyroid disease. Get in touch to book your appointment today!