Head & Neck Surgery
Head & neck surgery is a subspecialty surgical discipline dealing with both benign lumps and cancers found in the upper aerodigestive tract, including skin lumps in the head and neck region. Cancerous lumps and skin malignancies usually require surgery; oftentimes even the lumps that are benign; as they can potentially turn cancerous or cause compression on the vital structures in the upper aerodigestive tract. Ablative surgery carefully done to ensure good clearance of the cancer may have to be accompanied by reliable reconstructive surgery to ensure good recovery of form and function for the patient. As the head and neck region is responsible for form and many functions (swallowing, speech, breathing, etc), surgery in this area can be challenging.