Reconstruction and Rehabilitation

Our surgeons are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for their patients. In head and neck cancer surgery, the quality of the reconstruction directly influences patients’ function and appearance after surgery.

All four of Mass. Eye and Ear’s head and neck surgeons have completed fellowship training in microvascular surgery, an advanced technique in which the surgeons use free tissue transfer to reconstruct the head and neck area. They are also among the most experienced head and neck/microvascular surgeons in the country, with an annual volume that ranks the program as one of the nation’s busiest.

Following surgery, our office will coordinate services for patients who may benefit from additional therapies from other members of the multidisciplinary care team. For example, patients in need of voice restoration/rehabilitation following laryngectomy may be referred to Mass. Eye and Ear’s Voice and Speech Laboratory, and patients who may have undergone radiation or need additional wound healing care may be referred to the Norman Knight Hyperbaric Medicine Center at Mass. Eye and Ear for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.