The field of head and neck surgery encompasses many different procedures, including:
A variety of different problems can make head and neck surgery a possible treatment. Conditions that may benefit from treatment with head and neck surgery include:
However, alternative treatments are available for many of these issues, and these other treatment options may be less risky than surgery. Dr. Chew or Dr. Louie will go over all of your treatment options in detail so you can make the best choice.
As with all types of surgery, head and neck surgery poses some risks to the patient. If you undergo head and neck surgery, you may have a bad reaction to the anesthesia, but the risk of this complication is low. Other risks of head and neck surgery include:
Every head and neck surgery is different, and some surgeries may have specific risks. Dr. Chew or Dr. Louie will cover all of the possible side effects and complications associated with your procedure before you schedule the surgery.
The recovery period for head and neck surgery varies considerably based on the type of surgery, your current physical condition, and other factors. Your doctor will tell you how long you should expect your recovery period to last. He will also provide you with detailed instructions for at-home care, as well as a list of any restrictions on your activities.
Head and neck surgery usually requires general anesthesia, but you won’t necessarily need to go to the hospital. Many head and neck procedures can be performed in the office. Dr. Chew and Dr. Louie will tell you whether you need to be hospitalized for your surgery.
At Pacific ENT, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept and for the full list, please click here. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.