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Head & Neck Surgery

Be it for form, function, or both, find comfort in the hands of our skilled surgeons. We take a tender approach to every surgery we perform.

ears

  • Ear tubes — often recommended for those suffering from chronic ear infections or hearing loss due to pressure in the middle ear. Small tubes are placed through the eardrum. This allows air to flow into the middle ear and equalizes pressure. Depending upon the purpose, ear tubes can be placed for short or long term.
  • Otoplasty —ears can come in all shapes and sizes, and this corrective surgery is typically done one ears that stick out more than 2 cm from the back of the head. It’s performed on both children (once ears have reached full size) and adults, starting with an incision behind the ear. Skin and/or cartilage may be removed, cartilage trimmed or reshaped, size reduced or appearance made more symmetrical. Permanent stitches secure cartilage in place through the healing process.
  • Tympanoplasty — is generally performed through the ear canal or from behind the ear to repair a hole(s) in the eardrum.
  • Mastoidectomy — removes infection or growths in the mastoid (bone behind the ear) to create a safe place to prevent further hearing damage.
  • Ossicular chain reconstruction (OCR) — often performed along with a tympanoplasty or a mastoidectomy, this middle ear surgery works to improve conductive hearing.
  • Ear lobe repair
  • Ear canal repair
  • Removal of cancerous lesions

nose

  • Septoplasty — Surgically corrects a deviated septum. Your septum is the bone and cartilage that divides the nostrils. During the surgery, your septum is repositioned. A septoplasty can help alleviate symptoms such as difficult breathing
  • Rhinoplasty — Often referred to as a nose job, this surgical procedure can help with:
    - Nose size, width and symmetry
    - Facial profile related humps, dents or dips
    - Upturned, drooping or bulbous nose tip
    - Large, wide or upturned nostrils
    - Deviation
  • Adenoidectomy — Removal of the adenoids, or the lymphoid tissue located in the back of the nose. This surgery is often performed in conjunction with a tonsillectomy or other procedures of the ear, nose or throat in an effort to fight infection or relieve nasal obstruction.
  • Turbinate surgery — Turbinates warm, humidify and filter air before it reaches your throat. Large turbinates can cause nasal obstruction, and there are three turbinates in each nasal passage. This surgery reduces turbinate size to enhance breathing.
  • Sinuplasty — Opens inflamed sinuses for the surgical treatment of chronic sinusitis, alleviating pain, pressure and blockage of the sinuses.
  • Removal of masses
  • Polyp removal

throat

  • Tonsillectomy — Surgical removal of the tonsils, which are the pads of tissue on each side of the back of the throat. The removal is often necessary to improve breathing, treat infection, inflammation and rare diseases not responding to other treatments.
  • UPPP (Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty) — Performed to treat obstructive sleep apnea, this surgical procedure removes excess tissue in the throat.
  • Laryngoscopy — Medical use of a scope to view the back of the throat, including the voice box (larynx) and vocal cords.
  • Vocal cord surgery — Various procedures to remove nodules, polyps or other masses.
  • Bronchoscopy — Assessing the airway for abnormalities such as bleeding, foreign bodies, inflammation and tumors with a bronchoscope that is inserted into the airways, through the mouth.
  • Esophagoscopy — Examine the esophagus, the muscular tube leading from the mouth into the stomach using a thin, lighted tube (esophagoscope) to help diagnose and potentially remove tissue to send for lab results.

neck

  • Lymph node removal/biopsy — Lymph nodes are part of the body’s immune system and are found in the neck (behind ears), in armpits, chest, belly and groin. A biopsy removes lymph node tissue to assess for signs of infection or a disease such as such as cancer.
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy — Performed to help determine the extent or stage of cancer.
  • Parotidectomy — Removal of tumor on or within the parotid glands, which are located in front of and below the ear.
  • Thyroidectomy — Surgical removal of all or part of the thyroid gland.
  • Cancer surgery (neck dissection)
  • Thyroglossal duct cyst removal
  • Removal of brachial cleft sinus, cysts and pits — Procedures where congenital cysts found in both the midline and side of neck are removed, often due to swelling or infection.