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ADVANCED TREATMENTS

Robotic Surgery For Head and Neck Cancers

Dr. FAISAL AHMAD, MD,  performing robot-assisted Head & Neck surgery

WHY CHOOSE BAPTIST MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER FOR

Robot-Assisted Head or Neck Surgery

If you or a loved one is facing a diagnosis of head, neck or throat cancer that requires surgery, a new cutting-edge treatment option is available at Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center that can provide a smoother and more effective path to recovery.

Unlike traditional methods, which often involve larger incisions and more invasive procedures, robotic surgery is a minimally invasive alternative to access hard-to-reach areas. This allows for better accuracy and minimal impact on surrounding tissues to preserve important functions like speech, swallowing, and appearance.

This means less pain, shorter hospital stays, and quicker recovery times compared to traditional open surgery.

Benefits of Robot-Assisted Surgery

Here are a few advantages commonly associated with robotic surgery:

  • Better Outcomes
  • Faster Recovery
  • Improved Quality of Life
  • Less Blood Loss
  • Lower Complication Rates
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Reduced Pain
  • Reduced Risk of Infection
  • Shorter Hospital Stays
  • Smaller Scars
  • Surgical Precision
  • Minimal or No Radiation
dr. FAISAL AHMAD at DaVinci Robot performing robot-assisted head & neck surgery

ABOUT OUR

Robotic Technology

Using the state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System, surgeons at Baptist MD Anderson can perform intricate procedures through a natural opening, such as the mouth.

Tailored for maneuvering through small, narrow spaces, three small arms equipped with a flexible camera and surgical tools function as an extension of the surgeon's hand. Using a console, the surgeon directs the robot's actions, providing a precise and minimally invasive solution for treating specific head and neck cancers.

This approach offers patients the chance to potentially reduce or avoid additional cancer treatments like radiation and chemotherapy.


"A minimally invasive surgical alternative is important to avoid the long-term effects of radiation to the head and neck, particularly in young patients. Having a robot specifically for these surgical procedures also means we can act quickly and provide earlier interventions."

– FAISAL AHMAD, MD, Head & Neck Surgery

Head & Neck Surgical Oncologists

Common Conditions Treated

Head and Neck Cancers

  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Hypopharyngeal cancer

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE?

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Eligibility depends on your specific medical condition, overall health, and other factors. Your surgeon will evaluate your case and discuss your options.

EDUCATION FOR COMMON

Robot-Assisted Procedures

At Baptist MD Anderson, we offer a full spectrum of robot-assisted procedures for head and neck cancers, including:

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