Transoral Robotic Surgery To Treat Head and Neck Cancer

Transoral Robotic Surgery To Treat Head and Neck Cancer

Terry Day, M.D., a head and neck surgeon in the Head and Neck Tumor Center at MUSC Health and Hollings Cancer Center, discusses the benefits of treating HPV-associated throat cancer with transoral robotic surgery (TORS). Removing tumors at the base of the tongue or in the tonsil robotically and by entering through the mouth allows surgeons to avoid making incisions in the skin or cutting through healthy tissue to gain access. TORS provides better functional outcomes for patients and often reduces the need for radiation and chemotherapy.


Published

January 6, 2021

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The Medical University of South Carolina

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Dr. Terry Day received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his residency at Louisiana State University before pursuing a fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery at the University of California, Davis ...

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