January 16, 2021
Edgar Salas, Head and Neck Surgeon of our clinic, provides insights into transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy.
The scars left by some conventional surgeries on the neck to remove tumors, nodules, or treat certain types of cancer, can cause serious psychological consequences in patients. For many people, they are a permanent reminder of the difficult time they had to live and represent a great emotional and social burden, especially if they are large or keloids (thick cords) form.
Traditional thyroid surgeries often leave marks on the neck, which are often difficult to hide. Herein lies the importance of using minimally invasive surgical techniques such as transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy, which totally or partially removes the thyroid without leaving sequelae on the skin. Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy does not leave a trace because it is a very small incision, which represents a great relief for the patient since he does not have to worry about hiding marks, after fighting one of the most common types of cancer in Peru.
Dr. Edgar Salas
Head and Neck Surgeon at Clínica Ricardo Palma