Head and Neck Surgery

Head and neck oncology surgeons

When surgery is recommended as the best course of treatment, your surgeon will work with you to determine the best approach.

At Mass. Eye and Ear, our head and neck surgeons are 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. Our surgeons are all fellowship trained in microvascular surgery, an advanced technique in which the surgeons use free tissue transfer to reconstruct the head and neck area, and will work closely with each patient to determine the best course of treatment.


Types of surgery

Our team offers the full breadth of surgical techniques and approaches for head and neck tumors. In addition, we strive to continue to improve and refine our operations to make them less-invasive and optimize our patient’s quality of life. This includes employing cutting-edge technology such as:

  • Laser surgery
  • Image-guided navigation
  • Nerve monitoring
  • Medical modeling
  • Anaplastology
  • Robotic surgery

All of our patients with head and neck tumors are presented at the Mass General Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Tumor Conference which includes members of all the specialties involved with the care of these patients. This ensures review of each patient by the entire team before any treatment decisions are made. A team approach to challenging cases is always undertaken.


To schedule an appointment, call 617-573-3954 today.