World Class Treatment In Your Hometown

World Class Treatment
In Your Hometown

World Class Treatment
In Your Hometown

Head and Neck Cancer

UTHSC Division of Head and Neck Surgery:

The field of head and neck surgery encompasses the most interesting and complex anatomy in the body. The structures of our head and neck are responsible for how we appear, interact with others and our environment, and how we eat. When a problem develops with one of these structures, it can have a dramatic impact on our appearance, as well as our ability to breathe, eat, and communicate.

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.

Our Specialists

M. Boyd Gillespie, M.D.

Professor & Chair, Fellowship Trained in General Academic Otolaryngology

John Gleysteen, M.D.

Director, Head and Neck Oncology

Scott Strome, M.D.

Professor and Executive Dean, Fellowship Trained in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery

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Charissa Kahue, M.D.

Head & Neck Oncology

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Abby Tiefel, SLP

Speech & Language Pathologist

Carla Anderson, PA-C

Otolaryngology Physician Assistant

Affiliated Physicians

Neil Hayes, M.D.

Van Vleet Endowed Professor in Medical Oncology

David Schwartz, M.D.

Professor and Chair (ad interim) of Radiation Oncology

World Class Treatment

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

Primary Location:

UTMP Head and Neck Surgery

1325 Eastmoreland Ave  |  Suite 260
Memphis, TN 38104  |  Directions
Phone: 901-272-6051  |  See More


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