Head and neck cancers – which affect the voice box, throat, mouth and lips, nose, sinuses and salivary glands – make up three to five percent of all cancers in the U.S. In fact, each year 50,000-60,000 new head and neck cancers are diagnosed.
Get the facts about head and neck cancer from St.Vincent physician, Tod Huntley.
Sometimes medication and other non-surgical treatments are unavailable or unable to ease your symptoms. If your doctor recommends surgery to treat your head or neck condition, da Vinci® surgery may be an option for you.
Our world-class board certified team of surgeons at St.Vincent work together to detect head and neck cancer early, and, if necessary, are using the da Vinci Surgical System to treat it.
St.Vincent was the first Indiana hospital to use the da Vinci Surgical System to treat head and neck cancer. Read more.
For many years, surgeons have used traditional surgery to treat head and neck conditions, which often resulted in significant pain, trauma, and a long recovery process. The robotic-assisted da Vinci surgery is a less invasive treatment option that allows surgeons to more precisely target the anatomy without a large external incision.
Robotic-assisted da Vinci Surgery is a minimally invasive treatment option that is commonly used for head and neck procedures. It is an innovative, state-of-the-art surgical platform that is solely controlled and operated by your surgeon. Patients who choose this less invasive da Vinci-assisted procedure experience the following benefits:
Watch a video of the da Vinci Surgical System in action!
Read more about the benefits and outcomes from da Vinci® surgery.
At St.Vincent, our doctors are performing the following surgeries using the da Vinci Surgical System:
Our skilled staff ensures the highest quality care for patients with cancers of the head and neck. Learn more about the care we provide.
Find a St.Vincent doctor using the da Vinci Surgical System.