Endoscopic Thyroidectomy Incisions

Endoscopic Thyroidectomy – Keyhole Thyroid Surgery

Endoscopic thyroidectomy as the name suggests is carrying out thyroidectomy (thyroid removal) endoscopically or through small skin incisions.

What is thyroidectomy?

Thyroidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove all or part of the thyroid gland.  It is performed to treat thyroid disorders and is recommended for conditions such as thyroid cancer, large goiter (enlargement of the thyroid), hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid. 

Thyroidectomy can be either:

  • Partial thyroidectomy or hemithyroidectomy where a portion of the thyroid is removed;
  • Total thyroidectomy where the entire thyroid is removed.

Endoscopic thyroidectomy

Endoscopic thyroidectomy is a surgical technique allowing the surgeon to perform thyroid surgery through small skin incisions.  It is also called Minimally Invasive Video-Assisted Thyroidectomy.  Minimal access approaches are attempted in neck surgery as they avoid scar to the neck.  Here we perform endoscopic thyroidectomy through very small incisions made at the axilla.  A video camera is inserted that provides a magnified view of the internal structures.  This aids in comfortable dissection of the thyroid as the surgeon can view the internal structures magnified on a computer monitor.  This adds the benefit of safety and precision.

Endoscopic thyroidectomy instruments through axilla
Incisions made at the axilla and instruments passed through the incisions for dissection and removal of the thyroid.

Watch a Video Talk by Dr. Padmakumar on Thyroid and Keyhole Surgery

Traditional methods of open thyroidectomy involve a transverse incision on the neck measuring 7-10 cm in length.  This leaves behind a scar line on the neck.  Women usually find this scar cosmetically unacceptable and unappealing.

The greatest benefit of endoscopic thyroidectomy is that the neck remains free of scar as the thyroidectomy is performed endoscopically via incisions made at the axilla. The smallest of scars produced are hidden beneath the inner clothes at the axilla. This is a great cosmetic advantage.

After Total Thyroidectomy – Small incisions at the axilla

Other Topics

Dr Madhukar Pai as faculty at WORLDCON

Dr. Madhukar Pai as faculty at WORLDCON 2019 – 6th Annual Conference of International Society of Colo-Proctology from 15th to 17th March 2019 at Life Medicity Hospital, Jabalpur. It was a national conference held by ISCP ( International Society of ColoProctology). The theme of the conference was Colorectal Surgery – Learn, Unlearn, Relearn. Dr. Madhukar Pai presented on Delormes’ procedure for rectal prolapse.

Continue reading

Weight Loss after Weight Loss Surgery

Weight before surgery :98Kg

I felt blessed  when I heard about Dr. Padmakumar as I was struggling with overweight and difficult to carry out my day to day activities.  I was also having trouble to breathe properly and my heart rate was also running very high (116-118).  After my surgery my BP, my heart rate and breathing problem become Okay, I lost almost 7Kg within a week of my surgery. I had a comfortable post operative period and very good experience with Dr.Padmakumar’s team.  I take this opportunity to thank everyone in his team for my recovery.  I would recommend everyone whom I will come across who struggles with the same problem to contact this clinic

Ms. Ciji Palatty

Gallery – Weight Loss from Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery is effective in reducing excess body weight up to 50 to 85%. Medical conditions associated with Obesity like type 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnea, also improves or resolves along with the weight reduction.

Bariatric surgery restricts food intake and reduces food absorption from stomach and intestine. Thus overall body weight reduction is achieved and helps improve associated medical disorders that result from excess body weight.

Feedback after my Tummy Tuck

Hey I’m Anjali.

I’m a crazy mother of two kids. After my second pregnancy my abdominal muscles were completely stretched out and it was impossible for return them to normal even with excessive, disciplined working out. I was confused whom I should approach and consult. After so many opinions we decided to meet Dr. Padmakumar sir. He is really a god to me. He suggested tummy tuck and it was exactly what I needed. Now I have no loose skin and my stomach looks great, most importantly my new umblicus was placed exactly at the same position and looks WoW to me. Thank you sir…………

For those who plan for a tummy tuck I suggest Dr Padmakumar sir because U Are Safe in his hands and u can trust him blindly……

Thank you 

Anjali. S