Benign and malignant tumors in the head and neck region are among the most common tumor diseases in humans. They include tumors of the oral cavity, larynx and throat as well as the nose, paranasal sinuses and salivary glands. According to the Robert Koch Institute, new cancers of the oral cavity and throat are the sixth most common among men in Germany.
Due to the complex anatomy and the importance of the affected structures for basic functions such as speaking, breathing and swallowing, the demands on treatment are considerable. In order to provide the best possible care, a professional team from various disciplines and a supportive network are important for the patient.
Surgical treatment includes both organ-preserving, minimally invasive ("keyhole") surgery and open tumor surgery, including all necessary interventions for functional rehabilitation with special attention to the reconstruction of the original form and aesthetics. In addition to oncological safety, the aim is to ensure a maximum quality of life.
Our particular strength is our surgical expertise: Due to the close networking with the Clinic for Neurosurgery, the Clinic for Ophthalmology as well as the Clinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Malteser Kliniken Rhein Ruhr, we can rely on an appropriate expert for all individual, tumor-related symptoms.
For the care of patients with malignant diseases in the head and neck region, you will find further information here: