Apollo Kolkata introduces scarless surgery in thyroid cancer
Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, has introduced scarless surgeries in the management of thyroid cancers. The procedure, called Transoral Endoscopic Thyroidectomy (TET), is being undertaken by Dr Shantanu Panja, ENT and Head & Neck onco-surgeon and his team.

The thyroid gland plays a key role in the maintenance of vital hormonal balance in the body. A lump on the thyroid, accompanied by a normal hormonal profile, when detected, is therefore a source of concern, and may have to be examined to rule out malignancy. In cases where surgery is advised, existing methods indicate an open surgery for a partial or complete excision of the gland - resulting in significant blood loss, trauma, and permanent and distinct scarring....