This year alone, more than that 40,000 Americans will be diagnosed with head and neck lymphoma, throat cancer, or cancer of the oral cavity, pharynx, and other areas of the upper aerodigestive tract. This prevalence rate has been steadily rising in recent years and will no doubt continue to do so in the years ahead as an ever-increasing number of people exchange their cigarettes for “smokeless” tobacco products, erroneously thinking that they are a safe alternative.
The New York Otolaryngology Group is one of the few private ENT practices in the New York region to have fellowship-trained head & neck surgeons on staff, as well as a micro-vascular reconstructive surgeon, to care for patients with cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract, salivary glands, and sinonasal cavities; endocrine conditions (including thyroid and parathyroid disease); and related lesions of the head and neck.
The practice is lead by Dr. Lane Krevitt; he and his full-time staff are supported by a dynamic range of specialists – radiation therapists, medical oncologists, dentists, oral surgeons, reconstructive surgeons, radiologists, dieticians, speech pathologists and others – to ensure that patients receive the caliber of comprehensive, quality care formerly found at university hospitals and major medical centers. This is now available with all the advantages of a private practice setting.
The New York Otolaryngology Group offers state-of-the-art micro-vascular reconstruction for patients requiring head and neck surgery. Dr. Michael Burnett is a fellowship-trained, respected micro-vascular head and neck surgeon. With his expertise, reconstruction of surgical defects can minimize side effects from even major surgeries.