Our services for the head and neck include evaluations of surgical procedures to remove portions, or the entirety, of certain glands and tissues.
Endoscopic Inspection of the Throat & Voice Box
If you’ve begun to notice a change in your voice or difficulty when speaking, there may be issues with the throat or voice box. Using an endoscope (a tube with a small camera attached), our providers can get a clearer picture of what is occurring.
The thyroid is a gland that is responsible for creating a hormone to control the speed of your metabolism. The thyroid can become overactive, underactive, become enlarged, or become infected by cancer. Surgically removing a portion of the entire gland can help regulate the thyroid and return the body to its normal metabolic state.
The parathyroid is a gland that controls the production of calcium in the blood. When this gland becomes over- or under-active, it can require treatment. Patients with this condition can experience muscle weakness, kidney stones, and decreased alertness. Surgery can be performed to remove a part of the whole gland to stop this condition.
Salivary Gland Surgery
Salivary glands produce saliva, which makes the process of digesting food easier. Salivary gland surgery is performed due to tumors found in the salivary glands. The surgery is either performed as a total removal of the glands or partial removal.
This procedure is performed to remove the tonsils, which are two pads of tissue located in the back of the throat. The treatment can be used to help stop repeated infections, as well as offer some relief to patients who have sleep apnea.
When the adenoid glands become chronically swollen they can cause breathing problems, ear infections, snoring, and even sleep apnea. Patients who experience these chronic infections can benefit from an adenoidectomy, which is the surgical removal of the adenoid glands.