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Does any surgeon have experience with parotid gland tumor surgery?
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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: ENTs and Head & Neck
Doctors familiar with/trained in head & neck surgery should talk with you about parotid issues.
Most are ents but some are general surgeons and that's fine, too, if they have the experience needed. In these cases, a face-to-face consultation works best so the doctor can examine you, discuss your options and make a plan with you. They should always talk about the risk to the facial nerve.

In brief: ENTs and Head & Neck
Doctors familiar with/trained in head & neck surgery should talk with you about parotid issues.
Most are ents but some are general surgeons and that's fine, too, if they have the experience needed. In these cases, a face-to-face consultation works best so the doctor can examine you, discuss your options and make a plan with you. They should always talk about the risk to the facial nerve.
Dr. Ronda Alexander
Dr. Ronda Alexander
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Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Parotid tumor
Currently, most parotid tumors are treated by otolaryngologists (ent docs).
This is a surgical specialty that requires 5 years of training after medical school. Most ENT docs are trained in this but not all practice it. Find an ENT doc that does this surgery. Although there are many general surgeons who may feel comfortable doing this operation few are now trained in this procedure.

In brief: Parotid tumor
Currently, most parotid tumors are treated by otolaryngologists (ent docs).
This is a surgical specialty that requires 5 years of training after medical school. Most ENT docs are trained in this but not all practice it. Find an ENT doc that does this surgery. Although there are many general surgeons who may feel comfortable doing this operation few are now trained in this procedure.
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: ENT or OS
Parotid gland disease can be successfully treated ty ENT and maxillo-facial surgeons: one major caveat: if it is the gland that needs to be removed or a pathology very proximal to the gland: a neurologic disruption may occur: facial nerve can be disrupted and its branches pass through the parotid gland and supply motor innervation to the muscles of facial expression can cause serious effects.

In brief: ENT or OS
Parotid gland disease can be successfully treated ty ENT and maxillo-facial surgeons: one major caveat: if it is the gland that needs to be removed or a pathology very proximal to the gland: a neurologic disruption may occur: facial nerve can be disrupted and its branches pass through the parotid gland and supply motor innervation to the muscles of facial expression can cause serious effects.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Ernest Block
Surgery - Trauma
In brief: Several kinds
Otorhinolaryngologists (ENT) or general surgeons are the usual types of surgeons who do this.
Some oral surgeons do as well. However, these practitioners vary in the focus of their practice. Best to ask them directly.

In brief: Several kinds
Otorhinolaryngologists (ENT) or general surgeons are the usual types of surgeons who do this.
Some oral surgeons do as well. However, these practitioners vary in the focus of their practice. Best to ask them directly.
Dr. Ernest Block
Dr. Ernest Block
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