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Head and Neck Surgery

  • What is Head and Neck Surgery?

    Head and neck surgery includes surgical procedures to diagnose and treat head and neck cancers, thyroid nodules, malignant thyroid conditions and salivary gland diseases.

    This field of surgery works in concert with other disciplines, such as dental surgery, otolaryngology (ear nose and throat), neurosurgery (brain surgery), reconstructive and therapeutic surgery and radiotherapy.

    This multidisciplinary participation is important for the treatment and management of head and neck cancers. The tumours have to be entirely removed, followed by reconstructive surgery to repair the shape and function of the affected organ, as well as therapy for speech, swallowing and breathing. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy might also be needed after the surgery. Some other common procedures include:

    • Surgical oncology, such as laryngectomy (removal of the larynx / voice box) and tonsillectomy (removal of the tonsils)
    • Minimally invasive techniques for thyroidectomy, skull base surgery (tumour removal on the underside of the brain) and endoscopic sinus surgery (remove blockages in sinuses)
  • Surgery is used to treat head and neck cancer. Your doctor will evaluate your condition and suggest a treatment plan that is most suitable for you. Treatment depends on several factors, such as the location of the tumour, the stage and grade of cancer, your age and general health. The surgery will remove the entire tumour and neighbouring tissues and lymph nodes. It might also be followed by chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

  • At Parkway East Hospital, you can look forward to receive treatment in a warm and comforting environment. Our friendly staff and specialists are here to see you through each step of your journey towards recovery.

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