Head & Neck Surgery and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery


Terry Tsue, MD, FACS

Lisa Shnayder, MD, FACS

Kiran Kakarala, MD         

Doug Girod, MD, FACS       

The Head and Neck Surgery Team at the University of Kansas has expertise in all aspects of head and neck surgery including salivary gland(parotid and submandibular), thyroid, parathyroid disease and the management of head and neck cancer. The regions only multidisciplinary Head and Neck Tumor Board meets regularly to discuss new cancer patients and includes members from Head and Neck Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, Radiology, Pathology and several ancillary staff to provide true comprehensive management recommendations. The Head and Neck Surgery group also represents the only dedicated Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery Team in the region which completes 50 to 100 head and neck free tissue transfer reconstructive procedures a year. The team also has dedicated Speech Pathology and Audiology to facilitate in the evaluation and rehabilitation of cancer patients. The full spectrum of surgical procedures from minimally invasive Endoscopic (or Transoral) Laser surgery to major tumor resection with microvascular surgery reconstruction are available through the Head and Neck Surgery Team. For more information or to make an appointment please contact 913-588-6701.


Last modified: Aug 24, 2016

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