Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery
Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at Penn provides expert diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ear, nose and throat as well as those in the head and neck area.
About Otorhinolaryngology at Penn
Specialties within the department include surgery and treatment of cancers and benign tumors of the head and neck, thyroid, and skull base. Other specialties include:
- Audiology/hearing loss
- Balance disorders
- Cochlear implantation
- Endoscopic sinus surgery
- Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Microsurgery of the ear
- Sinus disease
- Smell and taste disorders
- Swallowing and speech disorders
The Balance and Dizziness Center provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to dizziness, vertigo and unsteadiness.
The Penn Center for Voice and Swallowing is dedicated to evaluating, diagnosing and treating a wide range of voice and swallowing disorders affecting anyone from the professional vocalist to the general public.
TransOral Robotic Surgery at Penn
Penn physicians invented TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) which uses minimally invasive robotic surgery techniques to remove tumors of the mouth and throat. This revolutionary breakthrough results in shorter, virtually scarless head and neck surgery. TORS provides a quicker recovery and may allow cancer patients to avoid radiation or decrease the intensity, thereby reducing side effects of treatment.
TORS is performed through the patient's mouth and provides surgeons with unprecedented access to the small and often difficult-to-reach areas of the mouth and throat. Penn's world-class TORS program benefits patients seeking state-of-the-art care, as well as physicians who come from around the world to observe and learn about this groundbreaking procedure.
The Penn Difference
Penn Medicine's otorhinolaryngology services have been in existence since 1870, making it one of the oldest and most respected programs of its kind in the country.
Penn physicians invented TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS), using minimally invasive robotic surgery techniques to remove tumors of the mouth and throat.