Head and Neck Surgery at Mass. Eye and Ear
The head and neck surgery and research responsibilities are distributed around four centers of excellence:
The Center for Multidisciplinary Care of Head and Neck Cancer unites Mass Eye and Ear’s Division of Head and Neck with the Radiation and Medical Oncology Services of Mass. General Hospital.
The Center takes a multidisciplinary approach, incorporating leading rehabilitative resources in nutrition, speech and swallow therapy with specialized nursing for the best possible program of comprehensive care.
The Cranial Base Center combines Mass. Eye and Ear’s Head and Neck Oncology Division, Ophthalmology, Head and Neck Radiology, Neurotology and Rhinology with the Mass. General’s Departments of Neurosurgery, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology.
The Center is dedicated to the management of challenging neoplasms of the anterior and lateral skull base. Providing coordinated care with the world renowned MGH Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center, this multidisciplinary group has been instrumental in the disciplined evolution of minimally invasive skull base surgery in the Northeast.
Mass. Eye and Ear’s Center for Basic Science and Translational Research aggressively assumes a challenging task: uncovering the essence of the cellular alterations leading to life-threatening cancers in the head and neck. These efforts are intimately involved with ongoing efforts to connect basic science advances with the most effective treatment.