Advantages of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
Multiple studies have shown the minimally invasive approaches to be as safe and effective as conventional parathyroidectomy.
However, there are also multiple studies showing that a conventional parathyroidectomy (bilateral neck exploration) can similarly be performed through a small incision, on an outpatient basis, and with excellent results.
Some studies have found the minimally invasive approaches to be more efficient in terms of time and cost because they limit the amount of dissection required. Because the minimally invasive approach is typically performed through a slightly smaller incision, cosmesis may be improved.