Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS)

Also known as: da Vinci Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery

Our team includes board-certified ear, nose and throat doctors, fellowship-trained in head and neck surgery and micro-vascular reconstruction. These doctors are experts in trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS) for the treatment of cancers of the mouth, throat and larynx. In fact, the doctors say TORS treats these cancers “from the inside out” to treat these conditions: 

  • Cancers of the mouth, throat and larynx: These procedures have previously required surgical treatments with significant side effects or chemoradiation therapy. With trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS), the patient may avoid these.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea: Enlarged tonsils and excess tissues at the soft palate and tongue can obstruct the airway. Robot-assisted surgery provides much better access to these areas, particularly the base of the tongue; and advantage over traditional surgery.
  • Thyroid disease: Offers not only a quick recovery but the cosmetic benefits of avoiding the scar across the neck. The surgeon simply positions the arm above the head and enters through the underarm to remove the thyroid. The procedure is most appropriate for select patients, such as those who have smaller nodules and who only need one lobe of the gland removed.

With trans-oral robotic surgery, patients avoid the side effects of major surgery. Sometimes, they even avoid further treatment.

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