Treating Conditions of the Head & Neck
At Robb Family ENT, our physicians provide medical and surgical management of a full range of head and neck conditions.
Head & Neck Masses
Masses, or growths, on the head and neck may be cancerous, but many are not. If you have a bump or lump that persists more than two weeks, it’s important to see one of our ENT physicians as soon as possible. Depending on the diagnosis, treatment may consist of surgical removal, radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.
Removing all or part of the thyroid gland (thyroidectomy) may be required for a variety of conditions, including malignancy, enlarged nodules and nodules that result in throat pressure, difficulty swallowing/breathing or cosmetic disfigurement. Too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism) may also be treated surgically.
Parotid Gland Conditions
Located on the inside of the cheeks, parotid glands are the largest of your salivary glands. Sometimes these glands exhibit abnormal growths, called neoplasms, which may or may not be cancerous. This is the most common reason for a parotidectomy, or surgical removal of the parotid glands.
Salivary Gland Conditions
Other conditions of the salivary glands include obstruction of saliva flow, usually due to the formation of stones; infections such as mumps; and tumors, both benign and malignant. Treatment can be medical or surgical, based on the diagnosis. We are proficient in evaluating and treating these conditions.