Information for the public
What has NICE said?
Minimally invasive video-assisted thyroidectomy is safe enough and works well enough for use in the NHS. It should only be done by doctors with specific training and experience in the procedure.
What does this mean for me?
Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure, and discuss the possible benefits and risks with you. You should also be told how to find more information about the procedure. All of this should happen before you decide whether you want to have this procedure or not.
Other comments from NICE
NICE said this procedure is only suitable for a few patients whose thyroid glands are small enough.