The neck is a cosmetically sensitive area and any scar can looks prominent in the neck. Conventional open thyroid surgery leaves an undesirable scar in front of the neck. Over the years surgeons attempted to reduce the neck scar. Minimally Invasive Thyroid Surgery (MITS) technique reduced the scar size on the neck (2-3cm) which made it little more acceptable. The more technically advanced Laparoscopic (endoscopic) Thyroid Surgery avoids wound in the neck, thus making the surgery scarless. Newer inventions have made it possible to perform the thyroidectomy with more precision and accuracy at the same time avoiding scar using robotic technology, a technique called Robotic Assisted Breast-axillo Insufflated Thyroidectomy (RABIT). This technique is invented and popularised by Dr. Sandeep Nayak. The wounds are small and hidden in areas that are not visible.
Even Laparoscopic (endoscopic) Parathyroid Surgery is performed in the same way as thyroid and has the same advantages. The predominant advantages laparoscopic thyroid surgery would be: