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Head & Neck Cancer
UTHSC Division of Head and Neck Surgery:
Our division of Head and Neck Surgery specializes in the treatment of benign and cancerous conditions of the head and neck. We have expertise in removing the abnormal lesions and, if necessary, performing reconstructive surgery. Our goal is to treat the tumor or condition completely, while preserving as much function as possible in order to maximize quality of life for our patients. We utilize state-of-the-art technology and techniques including transoral robotic surgery, transoral laser microsurgery, minimally invasive approaches, and microvascular reconstructive surgery.
We provide a multi-disciplinary approach to treating cancer and meet regularly with our team of speech pathologists, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists, and pathologists to provide a comprehensive treatment plan for each individual patient.
M. Boyd Gillespie, M.D.
Professor & Chair, Fellowship Trained in General Academic Otolaryngology
John Gleysteen, M.D.
Asst. Professor Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Director of Head & Neck Oncology
Scott Strome, M.D.
Professor and Executive Dean, Fellowship Trained in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery
Burton Wood, M.D.
Abby Tiefel, SLP
Speech & Language Pathologist
Carla Anderson, PA-C
Otolaryngology Physician Assistant
Neil Hayes, M.D.
Van Vleet Endowed Professor in Medical Oncology
David Schwartz, M.D.
Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology
World Class Treatment
Podcast: Dr. M. Boyd Gillespie Discusses Dysphagia
Introducing Our DEI Leadership Lecture Series
Stewart’s Head & Neck Cancer Success Story
Dr. John Gleysteen Discusses Cancer Screenings
Getting To Know: Dr. Burton Wood
Ask a Doctor: What Is a Biopsy?
Dr. Charissa Kahue Outlines Cancers of the Head and Neck
Dream Team Profile: John Gleysteen, M.D.
Success Story: One Patient’s Journey with Head and Neck Cancer
Thyroid Nodule Treatment: We’re Here To Help
Head and Neck Disorders/Tumors:
♦ Lip and Oral Cavity Cancers
♦ Tonsil and Tongue Base Cancers
♦ Larynx Cancer
♦ Non-melanoma Skin Cancers
♦ Skull Base Tumors
♦ Thyroid Nodules/Cancer
♦ Thryoid Goiter
♦ Graves Disease
♦ Parathyroid Cancers
♦ Salivary Gland Tumors
♦ Carotid Body Tumor
♦ Esophageal Cancers
♦ Jaw Cancers
Techniques & Technology:
Our multidisciplinary team utilizes the latest technology and instrumentation to treat head and neck pathology. Some of the techniques utilized include:
♦ Comprehensive Diagnostic Imaging
♦ Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
♦ Transoral Laser Microsurgery
♦ Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery/Free Flaps
♦ Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
♦ Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
In Your Hometown
Methodist Medical Group
1325 Eastmoreland Ave | Suite 260
Memphis, TN 38104 | Directions
Phone: 901-272-6051 | See More
We’re here to help: UTHSC has world-class physicians and resources right in your backyard.