Surgical Innovation in Thyroidectomy: If it Ain't Broke, Why Fix It?

In this presentation, Dr. Raymon Grogan, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Section of Endocrine Surgery at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, offers insights into transoral endocrine surgery, focusing on transoral thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA). The goal of transoral endocrine surgery is to prevent any visible scar on the patient. However, there is controversy around whether the prevention of visible scars is a valid concern that needs to be addressed.

Dr. Grogan shares videos of the surgical procedure and describes the key steps the surgeon should follow, the technological advances that have enabled this procedure to be performed and the potential challenges a surgeon might encounter. He also presents preliminary data comparing efficacy and safety outcomes of TOETVA surgery versus conventional thyroid surgery, and patient perspectives of the TOETVA surgical approach. 


The following individual(s) has/have reported financial or other relationship(s) with commercial entities whose products/services may relate to the educational content of this activity:


  1. Raymon Grogan, MD, MS, FACS

    Raymon Grogan, MD, MS, FACS

    Associate Professor and Chief of Endocrine Surgery at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
    Baylor College of Medicine


    Nothing to disclose.