Thyroid Surgery

A thyroidectomy involves the surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland. Surgeons often perform a thyroidectomy when a patient has thyroid cancer or another condition of the thyroid gland (such as hyperthyroidism). Other indications for surgery include cosmetic (very enlarged thyroid), or symptomatic obstruction (causing difficulties in swallowing or breathing).

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your thyroid conditions, you may be a candidate for a distant access robotic procedure. With the da Vinci robotic system, our specialists will make a small incision in a remote location such as the armpit with NO neck incision, further improving cosmetic outcomes.

Before you decide on surgery, discuss treatment options with your doctor. Understanding the risks of each treatment can help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Depending on your condition da Vinci surgery may be an appropriate option for you.


The following surgeon performs thyroidectomy with da Vinci at Macquarie University Hospital. To make an appointment visit your GP and ask for a referral, then call us to make an appointment.

For more information and contact details for our specialist just click on the link below.

Dr Navin Niles

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