Minimally invasive surgical techniques

  • Transoral robotic surgery (TORS): Utilizing state-of-the-art robotic technology, TORS allows for precision in removing tumors from hard-to-reach areas, minimizing damage to surrounding tissues.
  • Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM): This technique employs a laser to remove malignant tissues through the mouth, offering a high degree of precision and faster recovery times.
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery: Specialized endoscopes can remove tumors located at the base of the skull through the nasal passages, reducing the need for external incisions.
  • Mohs surgery: Mohs surgery involves removing cancerous tissue layer by layer and examining each layer under a microscope until only cancer-free tissue remains.
  • Tissue-sparing technique: This surgery is conservatively targeted, which means it removes as little normal tissue as possible, making it ideal for treating skin cancer in cosmetically important areas like the face.

Reconstructive surgery

  • Microvascular free flap reconstruction: Post-tumor removal, reconstructive techniques using tissue transferred from other body parts can help restore function and appearance.
  • Regional flap reconstruction: This method involves using nearby tissue to reconstruct areas affected by cancer surgery, aiming to maintain as much normalcy as possible.
  • Prosthetic rehabilitation: When surgery involves areas that cannot be reconstructed with tissue, prosthetic devices can be custom-made to replace lost structure and function.

Traditional surgical approaches

  • Radical neck dissection: For extensive cancers, this procedure involves the removal of lymph nodes, muscle, and sometimes, vein and nerve structures from the neck to eradicate cancer spread.
  • Commando procedure: A combination of partial mandibulectomy, neck dissection, and floor-of-mouth resection to treat advanced oral cancers.
  • Laryngectomy: Total or partial removal of the larynx is sometimes necessary for advanced laryngeal or throat cancers, with options for voice rehabilitation post-surgery.

Salvage surgery

Salvage Surgery after Radiation or Chemotherapy: For cancers that persist or recur after primary treatments, salvage surgeries are critical and often complex, requiring a high level of expertise.

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Supportive therapies & postoperative care

  • Nutritional support: Personalized nutritional support to aid in recovery and strength maintenance.
  • Speech and swallowing therapy: Professional therapy to help recover these vital functions when impacted by surgery.
  • Pain management: Comprehensive approaches to manage postoperative pain and enhance comfort during recovery.

Why choose our clinic for head & neck cancer surgery?

When you’re facing head and neck cancer, choosing the right clinic for your surgery is paramount. Our center is distinguished by:

  • Multidisciplinary expertise: Our team consists of surgeons, oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and supportive care specialists who work in unison to provide comprehensive care.
  • Customized treatment plans: Recognizing that no two patients are alike, we craft personalized treatment plans that address the unique aspects of your cancer.
  • Innovative care with a human touch: While we pride ourselves on our technological and surgical advancements, we never lose sight of the individual behind the diagnosis.

The Louisiana ENT difference: Louisiana’s resource for head & neck cancer surgery

For over 45 years, Louisiana ENT Specialists has been the beacon of comprehensive ENT care in Louisiana. Our commitment to healthcare excellence is evident in the “Louisiana ENT Specialists Difference,” which encompasses every aspect of our practice and sets us apart as a leader in the field.

At Louisiana ENT Specialists, we pride ourselves on offering a harmonious blend of experience, innovation, and compassion across our six thriving locations throughout the state. Our team, comprising over 25 top-tier, board-certified physicians and fellowship-trained specialists, is united by a singular vision: to provide unparalleled medical and surgical care to both children and adults under one roof. At Louisiana ENT Specialists, you’re not just a case number. You’re part of our family. Our physicians and staff provide one-on-one attention, ensuring a warm bedside manner that transforms the healthcare experience into one that’s comforting and reassuring.

As the largest ENT group in the state, access to top-level care is never far away. With the expansion of our locations, cutting-edge care is within reach for more Louisianians than ever before. Our physicians are not just partners in practice but are part of a larger Louisiana ENT Specialists culture that values excellence and a nurturing, family-like environment. This culture of excellence extends to every patient interaction, where our goal is to provide long-term relief and improve quality of life.

With 6 convenient locations around the Louisiana area, we're never far away.

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