Transoral robotic surgery is a type of operation that uses a computer system to help guide the surgical tools. The tools are passed through the mouth to access the mouth and throat.

Transoral robotic surgery is one option for treating mouth cancer and throat cancer.

Transoral robotic surgery gives the surgeon a better view of the cancer and the tissue around it. Using a robotic system to guide the surgical tools lets the surgeon use more-precise movements in tiny spaces in the mouth and other areas and helps to work around corners.

When compared with procedures that have been used for years, transoral robotic surgery can lead to a quicker recovery and fewer complications for people with mouth and throat cancers.