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Minimally Invasive Surgery


Ms. Livingston met with Ho-Sheng Lin, M.D., F.A.C.S., leader of the Head and Neck Oncology Multidisciplinary Team at Karmanos and learned that she was a candidate for a minimally-invasive robotic surgical procedure that would remove her remaining thyroid gland through an incision under the arm. Dr. Lin was the first surgeon in Michigan to use the da VinciĀ® Surgical System to perform minimally-invasive surgeries on head and neck cancer patients at Karmanos. The Karmanos Cancer Center is one of a limited number of hospitals doing minimally-invasive thyroidectomy surgery in the country.

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