Robotic transaxillary and retroauricular parathyroid surgery

Hossam Eldin Mohamed, Parisha Bhatia, Rizwan Aslam, Thomas Moulthrop, Emad Kandil


Current advancement in robotic surgery has provided a safe, precise, 3-dimensional (3D) magnified dissection for parathyroid surgery without the need for CO2 insufflation, and with a better cosmetic outcome due to an invisible scar in the axillary or retroauricular region. Preoperative imaging studies that assist in the localization of lesions have been key elements in patients’ selection for targeted parathyroid surgery.