Specialists at the Center for Head and Neck Surgery are able to utilize the excellent medical resources available at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital to deliver tertiary level care to patients with malignant and benign diseases of the head and neck. The head and neck region is a complex area of the body that includes the brain, ears, nose and throat, the eyes, the teeth and neck. These structures enable thought, vision, smell and taste, chewing, speech, swallowing and breathing.
The Institute's doctors treat patients with newly diagnosed, recurrent and advanced diseases. Patients are offered the latest advances in medical management for treatment; however, in some cases, surgery may be indicated as the best possible therapeutic option. The Center offers a full range of surgical programs and services for patients when head or neck surgery is indicated.
Doctors at the Center work closely with physician specialists in other disciplines to provide patients with coordinated advanced, specialized care when necessary. For example, speech and language therapists can provide care and support for patients who have undergone surgical or "organ sparing" treatment for head and neck cancer.