Transoral thyroid and parathyroid surgery via the vestibular approach-a 2020 update

Jonathon O. Russell, Zeyad T. Sahli, Mohammad Shaear, Christopher Razavi, Khalid Ali, Ralph P. Tufano

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Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy via the vestibular approach (TOET/ PVA or TOETVA-TOEPVA) is the latest remote-access technique employed in the central neck. As the only approach that does not leave any cutaneous incision, (TOET/PVA) has become popular in both the Far East and Western series since its original description in 2015. More than just a "scarless" surgery, (TOET/ PVA) has been associated with a short learning curve, access to the bilateral central neck compartments, few surgical contraindications, minimal complications, and minimal additional instrumentation. To date, more than 2,000 cases have been completed, including more than 400 in North America, demonstrating brisk utilization of a novel technique relative to earlier remote access central neck approaches. Herein, we describe updates that continue to improve the safety and efficacy of the procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-416
Number of pages8
JournalGland Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020


  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Remote-access thyroid surgery
  • Scarless thyroid surgery
  • Thyroid surgery
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Transoral thyroid surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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