Endoscopic thyroidectomy is a surgical technique which allows the surgeon to perform surgical removal of the thyroid through a small skin incision. Very small incisions are made in the axilla and a video camera is inserted to provide magnified vision of the structures and to allow comfortable dissection of the thyroid. Endoscopic thyroid removal allows even removing large nodules of thyroid and even total thyroidectomy.
The neck remains free of scar and as the incisions are made at the axilla. Any scar produced at the axilla remains hidden behind the clothes and thus offering a great cosmetic advantage. Since the incisions are small the recovery time is within 2 days.