What is Head and Neck Surgery?
The term head and neck surgery covers the treatments of head and neck related medical problems due to various reasons such as cancer, occupational accidents or firearm injuries.
Microsurgical Reconstruction of Head and Neck Surgery
- Example: Jaw tumours
Many parts/organs of the head and neck region can be repaired and reconstructed by microsurgery. For instance, either partial or total the resection of mandible due to tumour presence is performed in some cases. This procedure causes a large amount of tissue loss (ablation) in the mandibular region, which would have a negative effect on the life quality of the patient. At this point, microsurgery steps in as a solution. Bone, skin and surrounding vein tissues are resected from the leg, inguinal region, or back and transplanted to the tumour ablation site for the reconstruction of the jaw. Veins of the transplanted tissue are sutured end-to-end via a microscope to maintain the blood flow.
- Example: Firearm Injuries
Damages of the nose, the upper and the lower jaw due to firearm injuries could damage the life quality of the patient. In such cases, arm, hip and leg tissue transplant to the face could be performed.
- Example: Oesophagus
Oesophageal tissue loss due to tumours can be repaired with the skin flaps prepared from the forearm for reconstruction via microsurgery. In the case of facial paralysis due to accidents or tumours, muscle and nerve transplants are also applied to recover the movement ability of the region. Thus, within the time, the paralysed region could function.
- Example: Parry-Romberg Syndrome
Parry-Romberg Syndrome is characterised by the progressive atrophy of the skin, soft tissue, fat and bone tissues of the face. This could be unilateral or bilateral. In the treatment, grafts from the back or abdominal region are used as filling materials. Microsurgical procedures are used to reconstruct the deformity of the face.
Head and Neck Surgery Frequently Asked Questions
It is against the law in Turkey for the healthcare organisations including private practices to indicate prices online for procedures, treatments or consultations. Please contact us by calling or texting ?+90 541 334 3484 (WhatsApp available) or ☏ +90 212 257 1515 for the average cost of the procedure or any other enquiries related to the procedure. You need to send some photos to the Patient Care Coordinator to be examined by Professor Yazar to get the exact all-inclusive price.
Head and neck surgery includes treatments of head-neck-facial skin cancers, thyroid gland surgery, salivary gland surgery, trauma surgery, skull surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face and nose surgery.
Head and neck surgery does not include vertebrae problems such as cervical disc herniation, forward head posture (nerd neck-scholar’s neck).
Head and neck surgery treats the medical conditions of following tissues and organs: scalp, facial skin, eyelids, orbits, nasal cavity and sinuses, skull base, lips, oral cavity, pharynx and oesophagus, larynx and upper part of the trachea, cervical lymph nodes, thyroid and parathyroid glands, salivatory glands, nerve tumours, soft tissue tumours, and odontogenic lesions.
The coverage of head and neck surgery include the treatment of the following: malignant tumours of the thyroid gland, pharynx, oral and nasal cavity, salivatory glands, facial skin, scalp and neck metastasis of these tumours, benign tumours of the thyroid gland (nodules), parathyroid gland, salivatory gland and nerves-veins of the neck.
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon Professor Yazar is available in his private practice based in Nisantasi, Istanbul for appointments to provide detailed and tailored information on the procedure.
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