Hoon Yub Kim

  • Dr. Hoon Yub Kim, MD, PhD, FACS, the endocrine surgeon who now serves as the tenured professor of surgery in Korea University, Seoul, Korea, has developed the unique Trans-Oral Robotic Thyroidectomy (TORT) procedure, to publish the first series of TORT in the real living patient primally in the world. He nowadays reports the favaroble outcomes and merits of the procedure based on his personal experience of more than four hundred cases of TORT. His academic interests for the research also focuses on the preservation of function of the laryngeal nerves with intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) during thyroid surgery, which is combined in the TORT.


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