Head & Neck

When medication and other non-surgical treatments cannot relieve your symptoms, surgery is often recommended to treat many conditions, including throat cancer.

Throat cancer refers to a category of conditions that includes: tonsil cancer, cancer of the larynx (laryngeal cancer), cancer of the pharynx (pharyngeal cancer) and tongue cancer.

For many years, traditional open surgery has been the standard approach to treating many head and neck conditions. Yet, with open surgery there is the risk for significant pain, trauma, possible disfigurement, a long recovery and damage to surrounding organs and nerves. Fortunately, less invasive options are available that allow surgeons to access the target anatomy without a large external incision.

For complex cases, Robotic Surgery may be the most effective and least invasive treatment choice. Through tiny 1-2 cm incisions, da Vinci surgeons can operate with greater vision, precision, dexterity and control to minimize the pain and risks associated with large incisions. Robotic Surgery may improve your recovery experience and outcomes with such benefits as:

  • Significantly less blood loss
  • Minimization or elimination of need for chemoradiation therapy
  • No tracheotomy
  • Fewer complications
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Fast recovery, return to normal speech and swallowing
  • Excellent cancer control
  • No visible scarring or disfigurement

As with any surgery, these benefits cannot be guaranteed since surgery is unique to each patient and procedure. Robotic Surgery is considered effective, but may not be appropriate for everyone. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, the benefits and risks.

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