Dr. Ryan K. Orosco: robotic surgery will make surgery safer and help to enable challenging procedures

Silvia Zhou, Wymen Chen


The focused issue “The Management of Thyroid Tumors in 2020 and Beyond” edited by Drs. Jonathon Russell and Jeremy Richmon is going to be released in Annals of Thyroid (AOT) in the coming months. This issue aims to review the state-of-art in the management of thyroid pathology, to provide a venue for original research focused on remote access or minimally invasive thyroid management and to review the success at extending proven management strategies into new geographic regions. Taking this opportunity, we have done a series of interviews with the authors discussing the highlights of their articles and sharing their experiences or stories in this field. It is great honor for AOT to interview Dr. Orosco on his stories, recent research, and article “Robotic autonomy in endocrine surgery” contributing to the focused issue.