Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology
As a multidisciplinary cancer team, our surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists and pathologists guide you through every step of your care. At Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, we diagnose and treat all types of head and neck cancer at all stages ensuring that you have the best treatment possible. We also provide state-of-the-art reconstruction of head and neck cancer defects including microvascular free tissue transfer and facial reanimation to improve your postoperative appearance, function, and quality of life.
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Our goal is to provide the best, multi-specialty care for you or your loved ones as we manage the difficult diagnosis of head and neck cancer. With the latest in tools, technologies and clinical trials, we can provide an individual treatment plan to move forward and return our patients to a full life."
For more information about our head and neck clinical trials, visit StudyFinder.
- Benign and malignant thyroid disease
- Cutaneous malignancies of the head and neck (skin cancer)
- Hypopharyngeal cancer (throat and swallowing passage cancer)
- Laryngeal cancer (voice box)
- Oral cancer (lip, mouth, tongue, palate)
- Oropharyngeal cancer (tonsil, tongue base, soft palate)
- Parathyroid disease (Hyperparathyroidism)
- Benign and malignant salivary gland disease
- Benign and malignant skull base tumors
- Tumors of the nose and sinuses
We perform complex and simple surgery on benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. If you do have a cancer diagnosis, treatments may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy as well as medical therapy. Our head and neck surgeons participate in a multidisciplinary head and neck cancer and skin cancer tumor conferences where your specific case is discussed and a custom treatment plan devised for you.
After cancer surgery, patients may require reconstructive surgery to restore the appearance and function of the head and neck region. Our dedicated head and neck surgical team includes Neerav Goyal, MD, MPH, and David Goldenberg, MD, FACS. Dr. Goyal has additional fellowship training in microvascular reconstruction after head and neck cancer surgery. Dr. Jessyka Lighthall, a fellowship trained facial plastics and reconstructive surgeon, who is also specially trained in reconstructive techniques for individuals who have been treated for head and neck cancer.
Other advanced surgical treatments that we provide include: