Transoral Robot Assisted Surgery (TORS)
Transoral Robot Assisted Surgery (TORS) may provide a much less invasive treatment option. Using a surgical camera and microscope passed through the mouth, the surgeon directs the cutting tool, cautery or laser to the tumor location - avoiding the need for facial disfigurement and tracheotomy. This approach also may minimize or eliminate the need for chemoradiation and its potential side-effects. However, surgeons are limited by line-of-sight, instrumentation and optics – which means this approach may not be appropriate for all cases.