It is a great pleasure to announce you of forthcoming exciting news of “Atlas of Head
and Neck Surgery: Endoscopic and Robotic Neck Surgery”.
Since the advent of surgical robotics in the field of head and neck surgery a few years
ago, Transoral Robotic Surgery(TORS) is currently being actively applied worldwide
and its results reported by many others. The concept adopted in TORS , that is
minimally invasive and functional preservation surgery has been extrapolated in
other aspects of head and neck surgery, most notably regarding the treatment of the
neck and the thyroid gland.
Our team, soon after the introduction of TORS in head and neck cancers, has
developed novel techniques utilizing endoscopy or robotics in treating the lesions of
the neck and actively applied such surgical techniques since then.
The greatest advantage of such endoscopic and robotic neck surgery would be of
esthetic value but not only that, we strongly believe there are many functionally
favorable benefits from it. The operative techniques, treatment and functional
outcomes have already been acknowledged by many renowned journals and
More specifically, we are eager to inform you that our Robot-Assisted Neck
Dissections(RAND) performed on thyroid or head and neck squamous cell
carcinomas have exceeded 100 cases not so long ago, and to commemorate this, we
have planned the publication of “Atlas of Head and Neck Surgery: Endoscopic and
Robotic Neck Surgery”, to share our surgical experiences and knowledge with many
others from all over the world.
Eun Chang Choi, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman,
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yonsei University College of Medicine
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Yonsei Head and Neck Cancer Clinic
Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Health System
Yoon Woo Koh, MD, PhD
Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Yonsei University College of Medicine
Yonsei Head and Neck Cancer Clinic, Severance Hospital, Yonsei University Health