Head & Neck Surgery

Head & Neck Surgery

Head & Neck Surgery

UVa has a nationally and internationally recognized program for the diagnosis and treatment of malignant and benign head and neck lesions in adults and children. Program highlights include:

  • Surgical treatment for benign and malignant tumors, congenital cysts and fistulae of the head and neck, lips, oral cavity, tongue, tonsils, throat, larynx and thyroid, salivary glands and lymph nodes. To provide continuous, seamless treatment, the division maintains an ongoing TumorRegistry, a database of all tumors diagnosed at UVa.
  • The service is backed by extensive support programs for patients, including preoperative education and counseling and postoperative speech, voice and swallowing treatments.
  • Bronchoesophagology and videoscopic capabilities and sophisticated voice-testing equipment.
  • Unique expertise in upper nasal cavity tumors.
  • In conjunction with neurosurgery, provides expertise in skull base surgery.
  • Backing of excellent reconstructive surgery program.
  • Participation in innovative medical protocol therapies.
  • Efficient coordination of all aspects of head and neck cancer therapy with the Tumor Board (Cancer Center).

Faculty specialists include: