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Excellence in Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer

Florida Hospital Cancer Institute (FHCI) offers advanced, state-of-the-art surgery for head and neck cancer. In many cases, treating head and neck cancer will involve surgery to remove cancerous tissue and tumors from affected areas. Even though there are many types of non-invasive treatment, removal (excision) of cancerous tissues remains a frequent and effective method of treatment. Surgical options might be limited by the cancer's involvement with other nearby organs. FHCI's board certified head and neck (otolaryngology) surgeons now perform new surgical techniques that provide more options for difficult tumors. For more information on surgery for head and neck cancer, or to schedule an appointment, call (407) 303-1700 or click here to fill out an online assistance form.

Transoral minimally invasive surgery treats tumors of the throat, and eases the adverse side effects of conventional surgery. FHCI brings in Florida Hospital's neurosurgical team to help treat certain skull base tumors, performing endoscopic skull base surgeries that quicken the healing process and shorten hospital stays.

Other surgeries for head and neck cancers include:

  • Maxillectomy (removal of part of the upper jaw)
  • Mandibulectomy (removal of the lower jaw, all or in part)
  • Glossectomy (tongue removal, in whole or in part)
  • Radical neck dissection
  • Combinational surgeries

Occasionally, skin grafts or a prosthesis will be necessary post-op.

Request an Appointment

For more information about surgery for head and neck cancer, or to schedule an appointment, call (407) 303-1700 or click here to fill out an online assistance form.

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