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Head and Neck Surgery

For appointments, call (314) 362-7509
Pediatric, call (314) 454-6162

The Washington University head and neck surgery specialists include physicians, speech and swallowing experts, physical therapists, nursing coordinators, social workers and dietitians who evaluate and treat cancer, tumors and other diseases of the head and neck. Washington University otolaryngologists have long been at the forefront of clinical treatment advances, receiving national and international recognition for head and neck surgical oncology, speech and swallowing preservation using transoral laser microsurgery, microvascular tissue reconstruction and prosthetic rehabilitation.

The head and neck cancer otolaryngologists work closely with neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, prosthodontists, oral surgeons and dentists to provide the best possible patient care. The management of head and neck cancers includes causes, warning signs, treatment, reconstruction, follow-up, and research.

Services include the treatment of:

  • Head and neck malignancy
  • Tumors of the larynx, voice-box, oral cavity, mouth, pharyx and throat
  • Facial skin and scalp cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Salivary gland disease (sialendoscopy)
  • Skull base disease
  • Nose and throat tumors
  • Sinus growths
  • Jaw tumors, including those of dental origin
  • Facial nerve injury 
  • Chemodectomas of the head and neck 
  • Vascular tumors of the head and neck 
  • Upper airway tumors

For more information, visit the Department of Otolaryngology website.