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.

Oral and Oropharyngeal Cancer

If your doctor recommends surgery to treat oral (mouth), oropharyngeal or throat cancer, you may be a candidate for da Vinci Transoral Surgery — a safe, effective and minimally invasive procedure. Using the most advanced technology available, the da Vinci System enables your doctor to perform this delicate operation for oral (mouth), oropharyngeal or throat cancer.

da Vinci provides your surgeon with superior vision, precision, dexterity and improved access to difficult-to-reach areas of the throat. It thereby avoids the disfiguring and traumatic aspects of traditional open surgery.

da Vinci Surgery offers throat cancer patients numerous potential benefits over traditional open surgery, including:

  • Significantly less blood loss
  • No visible scarring or disfigurement
  • No tracheotomy
  • Minimize or eliminate need for chemoradiation therapy
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Fast recovery, return to normal speech and swallowing
  • Excellent cancer control

The da Vinci Surgical System is a breakthrough in surgery that enables doctors to operate with unmatched precision, dexterity and control. By overcoming the limitations of traditional surgery, da Vinci is revolutionizing head and neck surgery. Read about how da Vinci Surgery enables doctors to perform the most precise, minimally invasive operations for patients around the world.

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