About Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery – What type of Surgery is it?
When one talks of Specializing in Head and Neck Surgery, it is generally assumed, by those that are learning about this area of surgery for the first time, that the area covers neck or vertebrae ailments, such as correcting herniated neck problems. In actual fact it specializes in a totally different area of medicine and medical treatment.
The major areas covered by this field of medicine and surgical treatments are in relation to:
- Pharynx /Oesophagus
- Larynx / Throat
- Salivary Glands
- Tumors of the Thyroid Gland
Due to the many critical nerves, veins and organs that are found in these anatomical parts, it is vital that a surgeon is qualified/specialized in this field of specific surgery. These types of surgeries require full knowledge of the specific anatomical localizations of the Head and Neck parts.
Examples of typical Head and Neck Surgeries are Goiter/Thyroid Gland, Salivary Gland, and Cancer of the Pharynx. These illnesses require microsurgery that will enable the specialist surgeon to diligently remove the diseased tissues of the Head and Neck area.
Information in relation to Head and Neck illnesses can be found from the list of links shown below:
CANCERS / MALIGNANT TUMORS
- Thyroid Cancer
- Larynx / Throat Cancer
- Pharynx / Oesophagus Cancer
- Internal Cancer of the Mouth – Oral Cancer
- Internal Cancer of the Nose – Nasal Cancer
- Salivary Gland Cancer
- Facial Skin Cancer
- Scalp Cancer/s
All cancers listed above in the event they have spread to the neck area
- Thyroid Nodules
- Formations of tumors within the neck area (in relation to vascular, nerve tissue)
- Benign tumors of the Salivary Glands