Information about head and neck cancer at AOI
At American Oncology Institute, we offer advance and latest treatment to our head and neck cancer patients with innovative therapies and world-class techniques. We ensure our patients get individual attention and personalized care during their treatment.
AOI is one of the very few cancer centers across the country with a subspecialty practice, where Head and Neck tumors/cancers are managed by separate head and neck department with specialists trained in the US.
Our team offers:
- Aggressive treatments that are personalized for each patient, based on their specific cancer type
- Proven reconstructive techniques to preserve quality of life using a multimodality surgical approach that combines reconstructive head and neck surgery and plastic surgery done by trained head and neck plastic surgeons.
- A team-oriented, patient-centered approach for the best possible results
- Less invasive surgical techniques for shorter and faster recovery
- Highly experienced head and neck specialists who are trained in various reputed institutes in US and are experts in their field and offer multidisciplinary approach
- Positron emission tomography (PET) for an accurate diagnosis and effective monitoring of a patient’s progress after treatment
- Cytoprotective agents, which prevent some of the effects of radiotherapy or combined chemo-radiotherapy
- Endoscopic surgery, which enables surgeons to operate on throat cancers without need for an incision
- Image-guided surgery for skull base cancer
- Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for treatment of certain cancers in the throat. The robot improves both access and visualization of tumors in hard-to-reach areas
- Laser technology, to treat an early-stage tumor, especially if it is found in the larynx
- Nerve integrity monitoring (NIM) for thyroid surgeries – The thyroid gland lies close to the vocal cords and also the nerves that control movement of the vocal cords (recurrent laryngeal nerves). So, when surgery is performed on the thyroid gland, a nerve monitor is sometimes used during the operation with the aim of helping to prevent potential damage to the nerves.