“Scarless” thyroid surgery
The scar resulting from thyroid surgery can be prominent and embarrassing, especially for younger patients or people prone to keloid scar formation. Suren is the first surgeon in Victoria to perform transoral endoscopic thyroid surgery, an advanced technique that places the incisions behind the lower lip, leaving no visible scars on the patient’s neck. The technique has recently been adopted in leading centres around the world as a safe, cost-effective alternative to traditional open thyroid surgery.
Transoral thyroidectomy is currently suitable for patients with benign symptomatic nodules up to four centimetres in size, and asymptomatic nodules up to three centimetres with indeterminate cytology (i.e. patients who require a diagnostic hemithyroidectomy). Some smaller thyroid cancers up to two centimetres may also be suitable.