Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery

  • Treatment of cancers of the tongue base and throat can leave patients with significant swallowing problems
  • Robotic surgery has the advantages of decreased swallow dysfunction, reduced hospitalization/recovery and potentially eliminating the need for radiation or chemoradiation therapy
  • Transoral robotic surgery allows access to tumors of the tongue base and tonsil through minimally invasive access approaches thereby improving appearance and eliminating the need for formal reconstructive surgery