Patient Care

Comprehensive Head and Neck Cancer Center


Services/Specialized Procedures

The UC Cancer Institute head and neck cancer team is committed to providing the most advanced, evidence-based medical care available while working vigorously to improve upon the standard-of-care through research.

Our head and neck cancer team offers unique services, including:

  • Dedicated multidisciplinary head and neck cancer specialists (head and neck cancer surgeons, radiation oncology, hematology-oncology, pathology, radiology, speech pathology) 
  • Trans-oral robotic surgery for head and neck cancer
  • Minimally invasive thyroidectomy procedures 
  • Minimally invasive, endoscopic approaches to sino-nasal and skull base tumors
  • Microvascular surgery for complex head and neck cancer reconstruction
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy with SPECT/CT for melanoma and other select cancers
  • 24/7 critical care physician coverage in the hospital intensive care units
  • 2D, 3D and intensity modulated radiation therapy 
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery for localized recurrent disease
  • Tumor-targeted medical treatment therapies, including experimental clinical trials 
  • Access to “state-of-the-art” clinical trials for all stages and sites of disease
  • Pain and symptom management services through the UC Medical Center patient support services team.
  • Robust speech and dietary services (Learn More
  • Lymphedema therapy
  • Monthly head and neck cancer patient support group (Learn More
  • Smoking cessation program