Robotic-Assisted Transaxillary Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

  • Daniah Bu Ali
  • Sang-Wook Kang
  • Emad KandilEmail author


Several approaches have been described for thyroid and parathyroid surgery to avoid a visible neck incision, which is of a concern especially in young females with history of healing with keloid or hypertrophic scar. Herein, we are discussing promising novel techniques in providing a hidden incision, with reported safety and technical superiority utilizing robotic technology. Several remote access robotic approaches have been described, including transaxillary, retroauricular, and bilateral axillobreast (BABA) approaches. In this chapter, we focused on perioperative planning utilizing the transaxillary approach.


Robotic Thyroid Parathyroid Surgery Transaxillary Retroauricular Thyroidectomy Parathyroidectomy 

Supplementary material

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Robotic-assisted right thyroid lobectomy (MP4 108512 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Endocrine and Oncology Surgery Division, Department of SurgeryTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryYonsei University College of MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
  3. 3.Endocrine and Oncology Surgery Division, Department of SurgeryTulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

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