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Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery

Ochsner otolaryngologists provide specialty care for patients presenting with cancerous and noncancerous tumors in the head and neck including the thyroid and parathyroid glands. We evaluate and treat lumps in the neck or thyroid and cancers of the upper airway including the voice box. Successful treatment for head and neck cancer often involves surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or various combinations of the three. In addition to tumor removal the goals of successful treatment include restoration of swallowing, eating, speaking and cosmetic/functional reconstruction when indicated. The most common head and neck disorders that we are called upon to treat are listed below.

  • Benign and Malignant Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Pharyngeal and Upper Airway Malignancies
  • Cervical Tumors (Benign/Malignant)
  • Thyroid Tumors/Malignances
  • Multinodular Thyroid
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Laser Surgery of the Larynx and Upper Airway
  • Hoarseness
  • Dysphasia
  • Endoscopic Laser Surgery
  • Anterior/Lateral Base of Skull Malignancies
  • Cutaneous Malignancies