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Head And Neck Oncology & Reconstructive Surgery

Best Head and Neck Rehabilitation Treatments in Kochi
The Head and Neck Oncology & Reconstructive Surgery department at VPS Lakeshore has excellence in the evaluation and treatment of a wide spectrum of Head and Neck Malignancies. An experienced and efficient team of Head and Neck Surgical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Oncopathologists, Radiologists and Nuclear.

Medicine specialists manage and analyses all cases.

The case of each patient is discussed by a multidisciplinary team of doctors at the weekly tumor board meetings. To ensure the supportive care of patients, a Head and Neck Rehabilitation team which includes Speech therapists, Deglutologists(swallowing therapists), Physiotherapists, Nutritionist, and Psychologists are actively involved.

The Head and Neck Surgical Oncology department at VPS Lakeshore has to its credit, many innovative resection and reconstruction techniques in the oral cavity and laryngotracheal reconstruction, which have been published in peer-reviewed international journals.

Key Highlights

  • No-facial scar surgery in Oral Cancers.
  • Minimal-access Neck dissection.
  • 3D printing and reconstruction for jaw tumors.
  • Like for like reconstruction of tongue in tongue tumors.
  • All loco-regional and microvascular free flap reconstructive surgeries.
  • Parotid tumor surgery with the concealed incision.
  • Facial reanimation surgeries.
  • Facial nerve repair.
  • Thyroid disease management group.
  • Surgery of advanced thyroid malignancies and difficult recurrent cases.
  • Lateral skull base surgeries.
  • Skull base tumors- nasal endoscopic approach.
  • Skull base disease management group.
  • Endoscopic pituitary and intracranial tumor access surgeries.
  • Carbon dioxide laser treatment for early larynx cancers.
  • Conservative laryngeal surgeries.
  • Voice and speech rehabilitation services.
  • Complex Laryngeal reconstruction.
  • Laryngeal innervation surgeries.
  • Endoscopic secondary voice rehabilitation procedures for voice loss after total laryngectomy.
  • Adult and Pediatric Swallowing disorder management.
  • Objective swallowing evaluation services including FEES(Functional endoscopic evaluation of Swallowing) and VFSS(Video Fluoroscopic Swallow) procedures.
  • Onco- Phagosurgery.
  • Cricopharyngeal myotomy/myectomy.

Our Expert Panel

Dr. Shawn T Joseph
Senior Consultant - Surgical Oncology, Head & Neck and Director of Institute of Head & Neck Sciences (IHNS)

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