Transoral endocrine surgery: Considerations for adopting a new technique

J Surg Oncol. 2020 Jul;122(1):36-40. doi: 10.1002/jso.25953. Epub 2020 Apr 25.


Transoral endocrine surgery encompasses a group of operations whereby the thyroid or parathyroid gland is removed through the oral vestibule. This operation has the advantage of leaving no cutaneous scar and a risk profile similar to open surgery. Adoption of this technique has increased dramatically over the last several years. It is of paramount importance for surgeons to undergo adequate training before adopting this technique.

Keywords: endoscopic parathyroidectomy; endoscopic thyroidectomy; minimally invasive surgery; remote access surgery; transoral endocrine surgery; transoral parathyroid surgery; transoral thyroid surgery.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Endocrine Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Humans
  • Natural Orifice Endoscopic Surgery / methods*
  • Parathyroid Glands / surgery*
  • Thyroid Gland / surgery*
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / surgery
  • Thyroidectomy / methods*