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The Head and Neck Surgery service at BIDMC provides a multidisciplinary approach to treatment for patients with malignant (cancerous) and non-malignant conditions of the head and neck. Conditions we treat include:
Cancers of the oral cavity, including cancers of the larynx, pharynx, or salivary glands
Advanced cancers of the skin in the head and neck region (melanoma, basal cell, and squamous cell carcinoma)
Chronic salivary gland infections
The Head and Neck Surgery team is multidisciplinary to ensure that each patient receives well-coordinated care by specialists in head and neck surgery, radiology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and other appropriate specialties, as well as healthcare professionals in speech and swallowing, social work, nutrition, and other areas. Our team has extensive experience treating people with these often-complex conditions.
Each week, our core team of head and neck specialists meets to discuss each patient's unique situation and develop a tailored treatment plan that offers the best possible outcomes with the fewest possible side effects. When appropriate, other BIDMC specialists and healthcare professionals are consulted and participate in the patient's care plan and treatment.
Our voices are essential to helping us communicate with one another. And for some people, like teachers, members of the clergy, or entertainers, a strong, healthy voice is essential to their livelihood.
The Laryngology section within the Division of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery is focused on the care of adults — both non-professional and professional voice users — with all types of common and rare voice disorders.
Using the latest technologies, our fellowship-trained laryngologist and his team provide advanced evaluation, diagnosis, and medical, surgical, and behavioral treatments to provide comprehensive, individualized care.
Additionally, we offer the services of certified speech-language pathologists, providing patients with access to rehabilitation services, including medical speech evaluation.
The rhinology specialists at BIDMC work to accurately diagnose and create customized treatment strategies for patients suffering from nose, sinus, and allergy problems to help improve their quality of life.
Nose and sinus issues are often associated with sinusitis as well as other disorders, such as asthma, allergic and non-allergic nasal obstruction, nasal polyps, headaches, and various types of allergies.
From the simplest nose and sinus problem to the most complex, our specialists provide patients with timely expertise. Additionally, our team offers various types of allergy testing and diagnostic services to evaluate, diagnose, treat and manage sinonasal disorders.
Our Sinonasal Disorders Service provides:
Diagnosis of allergies affecting the nose and paranasal sinuses
Medical management of allergic and non-allergic nasal obstruction
Surgical management of nasal obstruction and acute and chronic sinusitis
The audiology service at BIDMC offers patients a full range of hearing-aid products, including state-of-the-art digital technology, and also a wide-array of adult hearing tests, hearing aid fittings, and other surgical and non-surgical methods for the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of common ear problems.
Speech-language pathologists provide care to patients with speech and language disorders, voice disorders, and swallowing disorders. For more information, see our outpatient rehabilitation services page.