Head and Neck Oncology
Cancers of the head and neck commonly originate in the mucosal linings of the mouth, sinuses, or throat, causing symptoms that can seriously disrupt quality of life. Though potentially aggressive, cancers of the head and neck are highly curable if detected early, and are often treated by a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Choosing and implementing a specific course of cancer treatment and reconstruction can be a stressful and emotional process. The head and neck team at ECMC makes every effort to help you understand the options available to you, and to keep you well informed through
ECMC surgeons are also highly skilled in the practice of microvascular reconstructive surgery, which relies on high-powered microscopic technology. This technology provides access to the tiny structures, blood vessels, and nerves that is required for complex reconstructive procedures, such as tissue transfers, bone grafts, and structure replantation.
Plastics and Reconstruction
Plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery are complementary medical disciplines that address the repair and restoration of both normal function and appearance to abnormalities of the body. These abnormalities may be
congenital in nature or the result of trauma, infection, disease, or tumor. In the hands of professionals, plastic and reconstructive surgery can help reestablish a sense of normalcy in the lives of cancer and trauma patients.
At ECMC, nationally renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeons perform a variety of procedures to treat abnormalities and conditions of the head and neck, breast, and other body regions. These include: