The otolaryngology team at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) in Philadelphia, diagnoses and treats head and neck cancers. An otolaryngologist, commonly called an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor, is trained in the medical and surgical treatment of the ears, nose, throat and other structures of the head and neck. Otolaryngologists at our Philadelphia cancer center are highly trained and educated in managing diseases of the ears, nose, nasal passages, sinuses, larynx (voice box), oral cavity, upper pharynx (mouth and throat),neck and face.
Dr. Helen Yoo Bowne, MD, is an otolaryngologist at CTCA® in Philadelphia and joined the staff in October 2011. Board certified in otolaryngology, Dr. Yoo Bowne has been published in clinical journals such as Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and The Laryngoscope. Dr. Yoo Bowne treats patients who have head and neck cancer and other ENT-related problems. She performs a wide range of head and neck surgical procedures, including neck dissections, laryngectomies, parotidectomies, sinonasal tumor excisions, thyroidectomies/parathyroidectomies and endoscopic sinus surgery. Dr. Yoo Bowne provides compassionate care by listening to patients and working with them to recommend innovative, comprehensive treatment plans.
The otolaryngologists at our Philadelphia hospital meet with patients to discuss their general health backgrounds and ENT-related needs. To make an informed diagnosis, our otolaryngologists and other cancer care experts may ask patients to complete physical exams and undergo state-of-the-art diagnostic tests. Our trained doctors and clinicians then meet with patients to discuss the diagnosis and may recommend a variety of treatment options. Head and neck cancers are complex, and they may require multiple treatment modalities.