Head & Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery

Head And Neck Oncology

At MSCC, our treatment philosophy is based on multi-disciplinary team approach emphasising on organ preservation and restoration of form and function by advanced reconstructive surgery, radiation treatment protocol and rehabilitative services. Our team consists of internationally renowned physicians in the field of head and neck oncology and state-of-art infrastructure. This team consists of Surgical Oncology, Reconstructive Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiology, Pathology, Rehabilitation and Pain and Palliation services. All patients will be evaluated by a multidisciplinary tumour board to determine the most optimal treatment option.

 The Surgical Oncology provides organ preservation surgery, minimally invasive endoscopic laser surgery and gamma probe guided sentinel lymph node localisation technique. The Radiation therapy service has modern linear accelerators with targeted conformal radiotherapy. The Medical Oncology offers modern chemoradiotherapy protocols including regional intra-arterial chemotherapy and targeted molecular therapy.

Services & Facilities

Treatment of Oral Premalignant lesions.

Resection of Buccal mucosa, tongue and other locally advanced oral cavity cancer.

Resection of Pharyngeal/Laryngeal cancer with Voice Rehabilitation.

LASER surgeries for Benign and malignant Laryngeal and Pharyngeal tumors.

Selective/Modified radical/Radical neck dissection.

Complex neck surgeries

  •   Carotid body tumors
  • Paragangliomas
  • Nerve sheath tumors with neuromonitoring

Resection of Sinonasal/ Skull base tumors with neuromonitoring.

Endoscopic surgery of Sinonasal and Skull base tumors.

Endoscopic Infratemporal fossa tumor resection.

Open Thyroidectomy with continuous neuromonitoring and central compartment dissection.

Endoscopic Thyroidectomy.

Speech and swallow therapy.

Dental implantation and rehabilitation.

Diagnostic procedures

  • Direct laryngoscopy
  • Lymph node biopsy with frozen section aid.

Facial nerve reanimation.

Bony and soft tissue reconstruction

  • Microvascular reconstruction, and
  • Reconstruction of complex defects.

Treatment of Vascular malformations of Head and neck.

Surgery for Salivary gland tumors with facial nerve monitoring.

Minimally Invasive Radioguided Parathyroidectomy with intraoperative PTH assay.

Robotic Thyroidectomy.

Complex Thyroidectomy with Sternotomy.

The Head and Neck Oncology service also have a cancer screening and prevention clinic which utilises modern molecular biology assays to detect sub-clinical diseases and to identify individuals with genetic susceptibility to head and neck cancer. The high-risk individuals are offered chemoprevention and support to minimise risk factors. We have a dedicated research team that investigates novel means for early detection of cancer, understanding cancer at the molecular level, and targeting critical molecules involved in cancer development.

The mission of Head and Neck Oncology department is to provide a one-stop comprehensive care for patients with head and neck cancers. A multidisciplinary team of globally recognised head and neck, and reconstructive surgeons strive to provide treatment optimized for complete Tumour ablation followed by restoration of form and function. The department works closely with departments of Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Pathology, Radiology and Pain Management to deliver State-of-the-Art treatment. Special emphasis is given to the quality of life and functional rehabilitation of cancer patients.

The Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery also has a cancer screening and prevention clinic, which besides routine clinical and pathological tests also actively utilises modern molecular assay and imaging techniques for early detection and prevention of cancer in high-risk individuals. The department also runs an active community outreach programme for early detection and prevention of cancer.

The department has molecular research laboratory with a focus on cancer stem cells, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) genome sequencing, prognostic and therapeutic markers.

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