Center for Head & Neck Surgery
Complex Head & Neck Care & Education
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Head and neck surgery is a unique discipline dealing with complex problems involving life and death risk, the most basic functions affecting quality of life and cosmetic appearance. At the Jefferson Center for Head and Neck Surgery, you will be cared for by a multidisciplinary team that consists of specialists in:
- Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- General Surgery
- Medical Oncology
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Radiation Oncology
- Radiology – Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine
- Rehabilitation Medicine
- Thoracic Surgery
Surgery is often the only treatment required for early-stage head and neck cancers. Some cancers can be removed through the nose and mouth with the use of small endoscopes, lasers or robotic devices. Our surgeons are among the most experienced in the country for these advanced surgical techniques. U.S.News & World Report has named Jefferson among the best hospitals in the nation for ENT.
Radiation therapy is recommended for more advanced stage head and neck cancers. It’s delivered in daily doses for six to seven weeks, with each treatment lasting about 20 minutes. Our radiation oncologists use the most advanced technology to deliver the best treatment outcomes. Chemotherapy may be used in conjunction with radiation to treat head and neck cancer.
Speech and swallowing therapy are part of our rehabilitation services once your surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation are complete. Your individual treatment and long-term rehabilitation plan matters to us.