UTHSC ENT - Dr. John Gleysteen - Head and Neck Surgeon

John Gleysteen, M.D.: Head and Neck Cancer & Reconstructive Surgery

Today, we’re excited to profile an essential member of our Head and Neck Cancer team, Dr. John Gleysteen! UTHSC ENT proudly offers world class treatment for our patients with head and neck cancer. But, as you’ll see, Dr. Gleysteen’s additional fellowship-training in reconstructive surgery sets him apart!

About Dr. Gleysteen

Medical School

University of Alabama School of Medicine (Birmingham, AL)


Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Oregon Health and Science University (Portland, OR)


Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University (Philadelphia, PA)

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How can Dr. Gleysteen help you?

Our Dream Team cares for patients with benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck. We regularly treat cancers of the face, mouth, nose, throat, vocal cords, salivary and thyroid/parathyroid glands, as well as a wide range of non-cancerous conditions.

As director of the Head and Neck Oncology division, Dr. Gleysteen is one of the premiere specialists in the country, expert in state-of-the-art surgical techniques and ground-breaking procedures. 

Issues We Treat Include (But Not Limited To):

  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

Recently, we shared an article about Dr. Gleysteen’s work with thyroid nodules. These lumps are extremely common and not always dangerous–read about how we treat every case patient-by-patient and deliver specialized care.

Reconstructive Surgery: What makes Dr. Gleysteen different?

As you can tell, Dr. Gleysteen is already one of the premiere head and neck cancer specialists in the country. But beyond offering world class treatment in oncology, he’s fellowship-trained in microvascular reconstructive surgery.

What does that mean for you, the patient?

This means that Dr. Gleysteen is a rare double-threat: not only does he address the illness itself, he’s trained to reconstruct the area to appear as it did before.

While other head and neck surgeons can operate to remove the tumor, they then refer patients to a general plastic surgeon for reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gleysteen is one of the few whose focus is solely on the head and neck, making your road to wellness that much easier.

Please call Dr. Gleysteen today! 901-272-6051

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John Gleysteen, M.D.

John Gleysteen, M.D.

Head and Neck Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery

1325 Eastmoreland Ave  |  Suite 260
Memphis, TN 38104

Make an appointment: 
Call: 901-272-6051