Dr. Dan Rowe offers the best medical procedures in head and neck surgery. Being highly trained in microsurgical reconstructive surgery, he specializes in treating problems involving the head and neck as well as problems in the ear, nose or throat.
Head and neck surgery is one of the oldest medical specialties, but a few physicians are able to efficiently carry out the most modernized techniques. This surgery is usually prescribed for:
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Pharynx, Larynx and Oral Cavity
This is a type of cancer that affects the epidermis of the skin. It is the second most common type of skin cancer and it is usually caused by chronic sun exposure, immunosuppression and other factors.
- Oral Cancer
Also called mouth cancer, it is a subtype of head and neck cancer wherein a cancerous tissue begins to grow in the oral cavity. This is linked to lifestyle factors like excessive tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, poor oral hygiene and chronic infections from bacteria or viruses. Head and neck surgery significantly contributes to the treatment of oral cancer especially when it is in its early stage.
- Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck
This type of cancer begins in the lowest layer of epidermis. Medically called as skin neoplasm, it is least dangerous than the squamous cell carcinoma. However, their causes are fairly similar. The treatment generally involves surgical procedure.
- Thyroid Cancer
Thyroid cancer begins at the parafollicular thyroid cells. The most effective from of treatment is to have it surgically removed by a qualified surgeon. This is then followed by thyroidectomy, another surgical procedure which involves the removal of the thyroid gland. In advanced stages, radiotherapy or chemotherapy is necessary.
- Microvascular Free Flap Reconstruction
Since most cancers in the head and neck can be treated without surgery, it usually leaves a cosmetic defect. Microvascular free flap reconstruction helps in the recovery of the damaged body part so proper swallowing, speaking, and any other basic functions of the body are restored.
- Salivary Gland Cancer
This affects the salivary gland which consists of the parotid, submandibular and sublingual glands. The most common causes are tobacco chewing, radiation therapy and exposure to carcinogenic substances.
Dr. Dan Rowe offers comprehensive packages in head and neck surgery. With his years of experience, every patient is assured of high quality medical procedure. To know more about head and neck surgery, contact Dr. Rowe today.