Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy
Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy is a technique where trained surgeons access the thyroid through three small incisions inside the mouth, between the gum line and lower lip. Through these access points, a surgeon utilizes an endoscope to view and remove the affect thyroid.
Unlike traditional thyroidectomy, where surgeons make up to a two inch incision on the throat, leaving a noticeable scar, the transoral thyroidectomy allows for a scarless approach to care.
Hoag is the first in Southern California to perform this procedure, led by surgeons Michael Demeure, M.D. and Colleen Coleman, M.D.