Sunday, April 10, 2016

Head and Neck Surgical Oncology by Medical Specialist Richard Isaacs

Dr. Isaacs possesses broad experience and know-how in handling various medical conditions. He has Advanced Certification in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, making him an excellent practitioner dedicated to attending to the needs of patients suffering from head and neck conditions.

Ordinarily, the head and the neck are two important body members which we often neglect or abuse. How often do we suffer stick necks from texting or watching TV while lying in bed. These may not be serious problems; but other critical issues may arise from other causes, such as improper diet, toxic substances (cigarette smoke) and exposure to radiation. And when these big problems arise, we begin to think more of our head which happens to be supported by the humble and seemingly inconsequential neck.

Obviously, it is only when we feel pain on these parts that we think of them as ever providing us vital functions without which we would not exist at all or, at least, lead normal lives.

The neck bones and the skull which are connected to each other provide the structure for the two organs to function and to interrelate. Aside from providing support, the neck contains vital parts which allow us to breathe, use language, to sing, to ingest food, to rotate the head and to allow passage for electrical energy and biochemical substances which complete the entire bodily system necessary for human life.

As well, the head contains the brain and all the basic senses we utilize to function as intelligent living beings. Except for the heart and lungs which provide essential functions for the whole body to function well, the brain can be said to be the prime motor which allows the whole body to accomplish all that it was designed to do fundamentally or achieve potentially.

Together, the head and neck form a formidable pair which often requires serious medical attention because of damages or diseases.  Some of the more or less serious conditions which beset this pair, thereby requiring surgery, are the following:
    
1.  Tumors or cancers
2.  Benign and malignant disease of the thyroid
3.  Benign masses of the head and neck

The following procedures are taken to address the above and other conditions:

1.  Anterior and Lateral Skull Base surgery
2.  Diagnosis of head and neck cancers through endoscopy and laryngeal videostroboscopy
3.  Treatment of all head and neck skin cancers, such as carcinoma and melanoma
4.  Use of laser resection of head and neck malignancies
5.  Medical and Surgical Treatment of Thyroid and Parathyroid masses/disorders
6.  Microvascular Free-Tissue Transfer Reconstruction


When it is about the head and neck, you can be confident that Dr. Rich can provide the help you need through his professional medical attention. He will work with you closely to resolve your medical problem, aiding you to look for opportunities to provide treatment or management of your condition in order to lessen the mental and emotional anguish you may be going through.

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