UAB Medicine

Head and Neck Cancer Overview

The UAB Head and Neck Oncology program addresses both benign and malignant tumors of the oral cavity, nose and paranasal sinuses, orbit, salivary glands, pharynx (throat), larynx, skull base, thyroid and parathyroid glands, and skin of the head, face, and neck. The program manages all aspects of head and neck diseases, including complex reconstruction surgery and speech therapy. Clinical trials are available for many disease types.

Conditions Treated
Services Provided
  • Multidisciplinary tumor conference
  • Major ablative surgery for benign or malignant neoplasms of head and neck
  • Removal of benign and malignant skull base tumors
  • Microvascular reconstructive surgery
  • Minimally invasive trans-oral laser surgery
  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery
  • Minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Speech and swallowing rehabilitation