Head and Neck Surgery

What is Ablative & Reconstruction Surgery for Head & Neck Tumors?

Surgical oncology of the head and neck is the management of cancers of the head and neck. More than 50,000 people are diagnosed with some form of head and neck cancer each year and will receive some combination of cancer treatment that likely includes ablative treatment, or the removal of the tumor. Many times in advanced cancers, a patient will experience lasting effects of treatment that affect the ability to speak, eat, or swallow. In addition to considerable functional changes, a patient may also experience cosmetic changes that concern them. Oral maxillofacial surgeons are uniquely qualified to deal with even the most complex removal of head and neck tumors and the most optimal recovery and results.

University of Maryland Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Associates

University of Maryland Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Associates provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with tumors involving the skull base, throat, and neck. Specializing in complex head and neck cancers, UMOMSA offers comprehensive, ablative and reconstructive surgery for posttraumatic and cancer related problems of the head and neck for children and adults.

Our multidisciplinary team of nationally respected maxillofacial surgeons are all Board Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (ABOMS) and provides a full range of ablative and reconstructive surgical procedures. Known for an intensely integrated approach, UMOMSA utilizes the most advanced research, techniques and technologies in the compassionate care of each patient.

 Firmly Committed to Patient Care

Our patients are our first priority at UMOMSA, and our team of highly sub-specialized surgeons work closely and collaboratively to assure that each patient receives compassionate care utilizing the most advanced techniques and technologies available. A multidisciplinary approach is frequently used to evaluate the nature and severity of the problem in order to provide the most optimal treatment plan.

What We Treat

 Dr’s Robert A. Ord, , Joshua Lubek, and Donita Dyalram,  focus on Adult Pathology Dr. John F. Caccamese Pediatric Pathology, along with an exceptionally experienced team of surgeons, who are dedicated to providing each patient with the comprehensive management of Head and Neck Tumors and highly positive postoperative aesthetic and functional results.

Tumors We Treat

  • Cancer of the Head and Neck
  • Cancer of the Mouth,Jaw, Tongue
  • Oropharynx Cancer
  • Sinus and Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Osteoradionecrosis
Salivary Gland Tumors
        • Including Parotid Tumors
Neck Masses/Tumors
Sarcomas of the Head and Neck
        • Osteosarcoma
        • Chondrosarcoma
        • Rhabdomyosarcoma
        • Liposarcoma
Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck
Vascular Malformations
Transoral Robotic Tumor Removal
Premalignant Lesions
        • Dysplasia
        • Leukoplakia

Benign Jaw Tumors

  • Ameloblastoma
  • Myxoma 
  • Odontogenic Keratocyst
  • Giant Cell Lesion