Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer
Dr. Kyle Hatten, an ear, nose and throat surgeon with the University of Maryland, is fellowship-trained in head and neck oncology, microvascular reconstruction and robotic surgery. He regularly performs transoral robotic surgery (TORS). He works collaboratively with our multidisciplinary team of plastic/reconstructive surgeons, oral-maxillofacial surgeons, medical oncologists and radiation oncologists to ensure the best treatment plan and outcomes for every patient.
Why Choose Robotic Surgery at UMGCCC:
- Many patients with HPV-related cancers will qualify minimally invasive transoral robotic surgery.
- Robotic surgery reduces, and potentially eliminates the need for radiation therapy, and often allows a patient to avoid chemotherapy.
- Robotic surgery reduces swallowing dysfunction after surgery for many HPV-related cancers
- Robotic surgery decreases length of hospital stay and recovery time following surgery.
- Robotic surgery is a less-invasive tool to identify and treat carcinoma of unknown primary in the neck.