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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Operative Technique for Single Incision Robot-Assisted Transaxillary Thyroid Surgery

Nancy D Perrier, Christine S Landry, David S Kwon, Elizabeth G Grubbs, G Stephen Morris, Jeffrey E Lee

Citation Information : Perrier ND, Landry CS, Kwon DS, Grubbs EG, Morris GS, Lee JE. Operative Technique for Single Incision Robot-Assisted Transaxillary Thyroid Surgery. World J Endoc Surg 2011; 3 (2):83-88.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1063

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

During the past five years, transaxillary approaches to thyroid surgery have been introduced into surgical literature. These techniques were initially performed using traditional endoscopy, and most recently with a surgical robot. This manuscript describes our approach to robotassisted transaxillary surgery (RATS) for thyroidectomy using a single axillary incision. Because of the steep learning curve, this procedure is best implemented with a team approach. The ideal team consists of a console surgeon who operates the robot, a bedside surgeon who assists with retraction and troubleshoots robotic arm collisions and a circulating assistant who helps optimize the efficiency of the operation.


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