Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) is a procedure to remove mouth and throat tumors in a minimally invasive manner with a high definition 3D view to allow for increased precision.

Most commonly TORS is used for tonsil or tongue base tumors, but can also be used for some larynx and pharynx tumors.

Compared to traditional methods of tumor excision, recovery is shorter with a greater chance of return to normal function. In particular, post-operative swallow function is improved.

Dr. Thakkar is certified to use the Da Vinci robotic system after completing a head and neck oncology fellowship. Treating a head and neck malignancy using TORS is best completed by a Head and Neck Oncology trained surgeon that treats a high volume of cancers.