Head and Neck Oncology
As one of the nation’s premiere hospitals for diseases of the ear, nose, and throat, the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE), treats a wide range of complex head and neck tumors, including cancers of the skin, paranasal sinuses, salivary glands, oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx. In addition, we perform surgery on thyroid and parathyroid.
After a thorough diagnostic workup, which may include PET and CT scans, MRI, or fine needle aspiration biopsies, cases are discussed in multidisciplinary tumor board meetings attended by fellowship-trained head and neck surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, neuroradiologists, and pathologists to discuss the course of treatment most likely to produce the best outcome. Depending on the case, treatment using the most up-to-date techniques and protocols may include a combination of surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy.
At New York Eye and Ear, we treat the entire person. In addition to our efforts to eliminate the cancer, we also focus on maximum functional preservation so that patients are able to achieve an optimal quality of life. Speech and swallow therapists, prosthodontists, dieticians, and social workers collaborate to address all aspects of our patients’ recovery. We also offer facial reanimation treatment for patients with facial paralysis caused by cancer or stroke.