Salivary Gland Program
Head & Neck Surgery
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There are 3 sets of major salivary glands which can cause disease that may be benign tumors, cancers or inflammatory/infectious. These glands are around important nerves that harbor functions which are essential to speaking, swallowing and facial expressions. At Stanford our goal is to provide the most effective treatment, while preserving function and restoring cosmesis including innovative approaches. We have a team of innovative and experienced surgeons who super-specialize in this area to provide our patients the most modern and cutting-edge techniques to improve their quality of life.
- All parotid, submandibular and sublingual gland benign masses
- Malignant cancers
- Obstructions from stones or strictures
Some of our Specialized treatments include:
- Advanced minimally invasive parotidectomy for pleomorphic adenomas, including recurrent disease in patients who have had surgery previously. This includes extracapsular and retrograde partial parotidectomies
- We reconstruct all our surgical defects to restore cosmetic balance.
- We discuss all our cancer patients including non-cancer pleomorphic adenomas at our multidisciplinary tumor board (a panel of 20 doctors to prove a consensus for surgical plan).
- Advanced salivary cancers are treated with surgery, radiation therapy and sometimes chemotherapy. We offer the latest in facial nerve reconstruction in patients who require facial nerve sacrifice.
- We offer endoscopic assisted surgery and robotic surgery in the rare scenarios which prove the surgeon with an advantage to get access to the tumor.
- We provide sialendoscopy for patients with salivary stones and strictures from radioactive iodine.
- Interventional radiology sclerotherapy of benign cystic lesions of the salivary gland in select cases.
- Intraoperative Nerve monitoring on all relevant operations
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Head & Neck Surgery