Head & Neck Surgery

Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) is the medical specialty that focuses on disorders of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT). At The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts, ENT Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) offers comprehensive services for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ears, nose, sinuses, throat, head, and neck. In addition to managing common problems involving tonsils, adenoids, ears, and sinuses, The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts specializes in a wide range of head and neck procedures to treat conditions including:

  • Head and Neck Tumor Surgery
  • Surgery of the Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands
  • Minimally Invasive Skull Base Surgery
  • Surgery for Sleep Apnea
  • Surgery for Disorders of the Nose and Sinuses
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • General Otolaryngology
  • Thyroid and salivary gland disorders and tumors
  • Parathyroid Tumors
  • Oral Cavity Tumors
  • Oropharyngeal Tumors
  • Orbital Tumors
  • Sinus Cancer
  • Neck Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancers of the Head and Neck

Dr. V is highly skilled in treating all of these sensitive conditions and she will help restore the health and overall quality of your life through the most up-to-date, advanced technological procedures.

Head and Neck Surgery is a branch of surgery devoted to treatment of cancers and other growths of the head and neck. This year over 55,000 Americans will be diagnosed with head and neck lymphoma, throat cancer, or cancer of the oral cavity, pharynx, and other areas of the upper aerodigestive tract. Accounting for 5-10 percent of all cancers, this frightening statistic has been steadily rising and will no doubt continue for years as more people are erroneously thinking that giving up their cigarettes for “smokeless” tobacco products is a safe alternative. The use of tobacco is linked to 85 percent of head and neck cancers and other factors include alcohol, sun exposure, and radiation exposure.

Head and neck cancers encompass several different diseases that can affect the mouth, nose, throat, and other surrounding areas. There are many important organs and structures in the head and neck area and the safe treatment of tumors is dependent on a thorough understanding of the anatomy and the functions of the structures involved. Many head and neck cancers require the removal of functional and cosmetic structures and The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts offers the most advanced reconstructive techniques available. Treatment for head and neck cancers will depend on the type of cancer the patient has, the location of the tumor, and the patient’s age and overall health. During your consultation with Dr. V, after a thorough examination your options will be discussed in detail along with any questions or concerns you might have. Once your treatment plan is complete, making healthy lifestyle changes will help prevent the disease from recurring, as well as reduce the risk for potential diseases.

Dedicated to providing compassionate care, The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts is proud to offer treatment to patients suffering from cancerous and noncancerous tumors located in the head and neck. Dr. V applies a multidisciplinary approach and the use of state-of-the-art, minimally invasive surgical equipment to ensure you a faster recovery with less pain and side effects. Dr. V understands that how you look plays a central role in your self-image and that is why she offers such a wide range of procedures designed to help you achieve the natural results you desire. If you are suffering from any of the head and neck ailments described above, please call The Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts today.