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Surgery and Treatment Specialties

Head and Neck Cancers

Cancers of the head and neck refer to any cancer found in the mouth, tongue, lips, nose, throat, salivary glands, voice box, or the tract from the oral cavity to the esophagus. Our surgeons and staff understand that being diagnosed with a benign or malignant tumor of any kind is a difficult event and work to develop a comprehensive and compassionate treatment plan that incorporates the needs of both the patient and their caregivers.

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Parotid and Salivary Gland Disorders

The Parotid and Salivary Gland Center addresses the needs of patients who have developed salivary gland disorders, including benign and malignant parotid tumors. The expertise and experience of our surgeons and medical staff, coupled with the cutting edge technology and research of our medical education program, provides patients with the most current diagnostic and surgical options available.

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Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive plastic surgery is sometimes required in order to repair the wound or defect that results from facial trauma or the comprehensive treatment of diseases of the head, neck or mouth. Fortunately, even extensive defects can be corrected using advanced reconstructive surgical techniques and materials.

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Melanoma Surgery

The physical location and cosmetic implications of melanomas located on the face, scalp, and other areas of the head and neck require an advanced level of surgical skill. Dr. Friedlander and Dr. Aslam are experienced oncology surgeons that specialize in the surgical management of melanomas located on the head or neck. They understand the needs and concerns of patients who will have surgery on such a sensitive area and incorporate a multidisciplinary approach in order to map out the most appropriate and effective course of treatment with the least amount of impact.

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Sleep Apnea Surgery

We specialize in the surgical treatment of significant snoring problems and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. In cases where CPAP devices or other non-surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea or significant snoring problems have had limited success, surgical options may provide the best opportunity for relief of these often debilitating conditions.

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Head and Neck Surgery Specialists   504.988.1965   1.888.284.3726   headandnecksurgery@tulane.edu