Head and Neck Surgery is a specialized field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases and conditions that affect the head and neck region. Examples of conditions that our Head & Neck surgeons treat at CMC include:
Head and Neck Surgery is often used to treat benign and malignant tumors, as well as other conditions such as facial trauma and congenital anomalies. This specialty also focuses on preventive care and early diagnosis of head and neck diseases. Additionally, surgeons in this field can perform non-surgical procedures such as endoscopy and laser ablation for the treatment of various conditions.
The goal of Head and Neck Surgery is to improve the patient’s quality of life. This is achieved by restoring form and function through the use of various techniques and modalities and a multidisciplinary team approach that includes a surgeon, anesthesiologist, radiologist, pathologist, otolaryngologist, and other medical professionals Depending on the patient’s condition or particular issue, the surgery may involve reconstructive, cosmetic, or plastic surgery.
Our patients can look forward to improved form and function and improved quality of life.
Thyroid surgery is a procedure in which part or all of the thyroid gland is removed. This may be necessary if there is a thyroid nodule or cancer, an overactive thyroid gland, or an enlarged thyroid gland that is causing compression of nearby structures.
A laryngectomy is a surgical procedure in which the larynx, or voice box, is removed. This may be necessary in cases of advanced laryngeal cancer.
Your surgeon will provide specific instructions on how to prepare for your surgery. This may include instructions on fasting before the procedure, stopping certain medications, and arranging for transportation home after the surgery. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure the best possible outcome.
Head and Neck Surgeons diagnose and treat a range of conditions, including head and neck cancers, thyroid disorders, salivary gland disorders, voice and swallowing disorders, and facial trauma.
Head and Neck Surgery is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the head and neck region, including the ear, nose, throat, mouth, and neck.
The recovery process after Head and Neck Surgery can vary depending on the specific procedure and individual circumstances. Patients may experience pain, swelling, and difficulty swallowing, speaking, or eating. Your surgeon will provide specific instructions on how to manage your recovery and may recommend a course of physical therapy or speech therapy.