Also known as minimally-invasive head and neck surgery, this procedure involves removing your tumor with the use of thin, lighted instruments and tiny cameras. You won’t require external incisions and in most cases your speech, appearance and swallowing function will be preserved.
Transoral laser microsurgery is performed to treat tumors on the throat and voice box. It’s done under general anesthesia and entirely through the mouth, so there is no visible scarring.
To treat the cancer, your SFENTA surgeon will cut through the tissue with a CO2 laser instead of a scalpel. This limits damage to important nerves, blood vessels and muscles surrounding the tumor.
For malignant and benign cancers on the thyroid, you have two options. The first is traditional thyroid surgery with an open incision in the neck. The second is a minimally-invasive approach that allows you to avoid a neck scar. At SFENTA, your ENT will help you determine which technique is right for you.
Tumors that affect the base of the skull require a heightened level of skill and precision because this area is surrounded by vital structures. Your surgeon will access the tumor through tiny holes in the skull or back of the sinuses. Compared to traditional open surgery, this approach is associated with minimal complications, a shorter hospital stay, and a faster recovery.
At SFENTA, we will closely work with your oncologists and radiologists to determine the best treatment for your disease. Our goal is to eradicate the cancer, minimize your risks and ensure that you feel supported on your journey. Contact us today to begin planning for your care.
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