Head & Neck Surgery

Dr. Siddharth Shah M.B.B.S, M.S. (E.N.T)

Head and Neck Surgery

Head and neck cancers are primarily treated with surgery. This includes diagnostic procedures for certain head and neck cancers and radical open surgery for adequate removal of cancer. However, advances in minimally invasive surgery allows better cosmetic and functional outcomes without compromising the oncologic safety. The minimal access surgeries are either done with a  laparoscope or robot. We offer the entire spectrum of open and minimal access head and neck surgeries.

Diagnostic Procedures

    • Nasal endoscopy and biopsy
    • Direct laryngoscopes and biopsy
    • Micro-laryngoscopy and biopsy
    • Examination under anesthesia and biopsy
    • Triple scope and biopsy for unknown primary evaluation.

Open surgeries

  • Oral Cancer surgery – Composite Resection (Commando) surgery for cancers of Buccal Mucosa, Tongue,lip, Floor Mouth & Jaw (maxilla or mandible).
  • Salivary Gland tumours – partial or total parotidectomy (nerve preserving) submandibular gland resection,
  • Laser assisted surgeries – oral lesions, vocal cord surgery (cordectomy)
  • Thorat cancer surgery – Partial or total Laryngectomy & Pharyngectomy
  • Voice rehabilitation surgery (voice prosthesis placement)
  • Oropharynx cancer – Tonsillectomy, base tongue, soft palate.

Head and Neck Cancer Screening

Screening is used to look for cancer before you have any symptoms or signs. Certain cancers like stomach, colon, and prostate can be detected early for screening methods. The overall goals of cancer screening are to – lower the number of people who die from the disease, or eliminate deaths from cancer altogether and lower the number of people who develop the disease.

Head and Neck cancer is not included as screenable disease. However people who routinely drink alcohol, use tobacco products, or have used tobacco products are at high risk of developing head and neck cancers. Observing the warning signs and symptoms and doing self oral examination and Evaluation by an expert (Head and Neck Cancer Surgeon) for any suspicious looking lesion can help detect in an early stages.