For cancers of the larynx and pharynx, Ochsner’s head-and-neck surgeons are adept at removing the tumor while sparing as much normal tissue and function of the voice box as possible. As for multidisciplinary approaches, they work in conjunction with plastic and reconstructive surgeons when working in the oral cavity and on the tongue to produce the most-attractive cosmetic result possible and to preserve speech and swallowing.
For tumors of the head, our surgeons are specially trained in extensive skull base procedures and frequently work in collaboration with members of the neurosurgery department. Following certain operations, voice rehabilitation or facial nerve rehabilitation can help patient return to normal, daily living. Ochsner also offers dental implants, facial prostheses, oral reconstruction and general rehabilitation.