Surgeons at the University of Chicago Medicine were the first in the Midwest, and among the first in the nation, to offer an innovative option for thyroid and parathyroid patients: a truly scarless thyroidectomy to remove diseased thyroid glands. The technique — known as the transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy vestibular approach (TOETVA) — is a state-of-the-art surgery that promises the same successful outcomes as conventional gland removal without any of the scarring.