Throat & Neck

There are many conditions, diseases and disorders of the throat you may encounter. If you’re suffering from any throat-related problem, rest assured that the expert otolaryngologists at Head and Neck Surgical Associates have the expertise to evaluate, diagnose and care for your problem using the latest treatments and technologies. See below for some of most common throat and neck disorders.

Head & Neck Masses

Tumors that develop in the throat, voice box, vocal cords or tonsils are referred to as throat cancer. People who smoke, use smokeless tobacco or drink alcohol are most at risk of developing this type of head and neck cancer. Symptoms of Throat Cancer Many symptoms of throat cancer are associated with other, less serious…

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TORS

Head and Neck Surgical Associates is the only private practice in the Kansas City area with surgeons certified to perform surgery using Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) with the da Vinci® Robot. The robotic system allows the surgeon to perform minimally invasive surgery with a great level of precision. It can be used to remove certain…

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Thyroid/Parathyroid

Jump To Thyroid Nodules Thyroid Cancer Thyroid Surgery The thyroid and parathyroid are separate glands located in the neck. Each serves an important function: the thyroid generates a hormone that regulates the body’s metabolism, while the parathyroid controls the level of calcium in the blood. Together, they are responsible for many of the body’s daily…

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Voice Disorders

Keeping your voice healthy will ensure you are able to communicate properly, and for some people who rely on it to earn a living – singers, teachers and lawyers, for instance – good voice health is essential. These same individuals tend to put more strain on their vocal cords. Even those whose professions don’t require constant speaking still suffer when experiencing voice-related health issues. It is estimated that 7.5 million people experience voice disorders.

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Swallowing Disorders

When you swallow, you are chewing food and moving it to the esophagus, a tube that connects to the stomach. Dysphagia, the medical term for difficulty swallowing, is characterized by the sensation of food or liquid getting stuck in the throat or chest. There are numerous factors that can cause swallowing difficulty, most of them…

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Tonsils & Adenoids

The tonsils and adenoids are part of the lymphatic system and serve as defenders of the immune system, protecting your body by preventing germs and bacteria from entering through your mouth and nose. Occasionally, they will develop problems themselves, requiring the attention of an ENT specialist. Tonsil & Adenoid Problems The tonsils (located in the…

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Pediatric Throat Services

The ear, nose and throat physicians at Head and Neck Surgical Associates are experienced in treating throat conditions both in the office and operating room that occur often and/or exclusively among babies, children and adolescent patients with an approach that is tailored to be appropriate for each age group. Call for more information or to…

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