Head & Neck
Head & Neck is an area of Otolaryngology – Head& Neck Surgery or ENT as you may know it.
It can sometimes be confusing as to the areas that are treated by ENT physicians. In general, most ENT physicians can find their practice between the base of the skull and the superior most portion of the thorax. Of course, there are special circumstances where our profession is required to go into the brain as well as into the chest cavity.
Generally, our surgical procedures are confined in the areas of the face, cranium, and neck. We are the predominant specialty that handles cancer in these regions. However, due to the specialized nature of many the structures within this area, we will work in concert with Plastic surgeons, Oral surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Thoracic surgeons and General surgeons depending upon the needs of the patient.