Every year close to 30,000 people are diagnosed with thyroid cancer and another 40,000 with head and neck cancers in America alone.
Treatment of tumors in the head and neck region can be complex, involving not only issues of survival and cure, but also concerns about functional outcomes in sight, smell, hearing, speech, and swallowing. Additionally, cosmetic results are of great concern when operating on this area because the head and neck are most closely associated with our sense of physical identity. Treatment of these complex head and neck disorders demands a clear understanding, comprehensive planning and an immeasurable level of care.
At the CENTER, we meet our patients diverse needs with a team of experts including specialists in surgery, radiation oncology, medical oncology, endocrinology, radiology, interventional radiology, speech therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, plastic and reconstructive surgery, dental and maxillofacial prosthetics, pain management and more, who will work closely with you and your own physicians. You will receive state-of-the-art treatment that is tailored to your specific needs. The team holds multidisciplinary conferences to discuss complicated cases, share insights and improve treatment. This comprehensive team approach ensures that patients have access to specialists in every aspect of their disease, and that treatment planning takes into account all facets of their care and considers the entire range of treatment options.
Dramatic advances in the field of reconstructive surgery have resulted in a much improved and previously unattainable aesthetic and functional results, in addition to widening the range of tumors that can be surgically removed. Minimally invasive procedures, such as minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, allow sound surgical approaches with great functional result and minimal hospital stay. Results of complicated surgical procedures like these are best when the procedures are done by specialists who perform them as a team and on a regular basis. Our renowned group of experts’ main goal of treatment remains resolution of disease and cure, however, quality of life issues are a central focus of every patient’s treatment plan. Treatment of these complex issues requires a close bond between patients and all their treating physicians. We will work with you, your family, and all your physicians closely.