Is there surgery for parotid gland disease?

Can be. Parotid gland surgery is usually performed if there is a tumor growth of the parotid gland. There could be salivary duct stones that rarely would require surgery. Surgery of the parotid gland is performed very carefully due to the proximity of the important facial nerve.
Of course! Parotid surgery is commonly performed by head & neck surgeons / ents for tumors. There are risks associated with the surgery, but less than 1% of the time in experienced surgeon's hands. So take your time and find a surgeon who deals with these tumors routinely.
Sure. There is surgery for parotid disease but, only a surgeon who does that procedure (parotidectomy) can give you an educated discussion about it. There are risks involved with any surgery and the risks of this one are real- including possibility of paralyzing part or all of your face. Talk to a local ENT who will be able to talk to you about whether surgery is wise for your condition.
Parotid gland. Yes. It depends on the disease. If it is a mass frequently surgery will be recommended. The operation is a parotidectomy and is performed under a general anesthetic and not uncommonly on an outpatient basis. The appropriate treatment is best given by an otolaryngologist with experience in treatment of the parotid gland. Medical options exist for many problems.

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Does any surgeon have experience with parotid gland tumor surgery?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

I have had surgery twice of the parotid gland (pleomorphic adenoma). Now from last 1 month my intra parotid lymph nodes are swollen, why?

Many possible reason. If you are certain this is an intraparotid lymph node (as opposed to a nodule of recurrence of pleomorphic adenoma), there could be many possible causes ranging from some infection, to inflammatory diseases either specific to the parotid or more general, to some other tumor. The person who did your most recent parotid surgery is probably in the best position to answer this question. Read more...

Hello, I have benign cyst on my neck and it is about parotid gland, is surgery is the only treatment? If so then how safe or complicated is surgery?

Parotid gland cyst. Parotid gland cyst can be excised by meticulous surgery without causing damage to the gland. Your surgeon can tell you based on the size and if there are any contraindications for the surgery. Read more...

Few days ago I have left parotid pleomorphic adenoma Specimen Type left superfacial parotid gland but after surgery I have salivary leakage probl?

Dont worry. leakage will stop rarely need re-exploration . Pleomorphic adenoma salsa know as ' mixed tumor' will not recur if completely removed Most of the time superficial lob is invoked . Read more...
Fistula. It sounds like you have a salivary fistula which is a rare complication of partial parotidectomy.Usually will close spontaneously in a few weeks and very rarely persists for months or chronically.However,since you are "fresh post-op"only a few days after surgery,PLEASE call the surgeon and make sure s/he sees you. Get well soon. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Parotid gland disorders?

Parotid gland. The parotid gland is the largest in the face and lies right in front of the ear then extends inferiorly to the area behind the ear. The facial nerve runs right through the gland. It secretes serous saliva more than mucous. It can have infections, blocked ducts, benign and malignant tumors. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: parotid gland?

Parotid gland. There are two such glands one in front of each ear. They are the largest saliva producing glands and produce around 75% of the saliva when you eat. Read more...

Can bilateral parotid gland be malignant?

Parotid swelling? When both parotid glands swell, it could be because of infection, cysts or benign, or rarely, malignant. . See an ear nose and throat physician for evaluation. If there is suspicion for a mass or tumor a scan and biopsy may be recommended. Read more...