Robotic surgery (da Vinci Surgical System) for head and neck cancer
The da Vinci System allows your surgeon to perform transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for head and neck surgery. Compared with traditional open surgery, TORS leaves no scars and prevents breathing and swallowing difficulty that normally occur after surgery.
Additional benefits for head and neck cancer patients may include:
- Fewer complications
- Less blood loss
- Reduced need for tracheotomy (breathing tube)
- Reduced need for chemoradiation, a combination treatment of chemotherapy and radiation therapy
- Shorter hospital stay