December 17, 2010

Robotic Surgery for Oral Cancer

I encountered these amazing pictures in the Archives of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery Dec 2010 edition in an article titled "Transoral Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma". This surgery was performed at Mayo Clinic as well as University of Alabama.

Of note, there are also some YouTube videos of robotic surgery for thyroidectomy you can watch below or here.

Transoral Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Archives of Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 136(12):1248-1252; 2010

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.


Anonymous said...

I read another story about this robotic surgery for tongue cancer. The photos aren't quite as graphic but there is a nice diagram that shows what this patient would have had to endure if not for this robotic procedure.

Here is the article:

Anonymous said...

Whomever it may concern,

My name is Kalie Callinsky and I am currently a Senior at Portland State University. I am majoring in Business Administration Marketing, with a heavy emphasis on International Marketing. I am currrently taking a Marketing Strategy and Management class, (MKTG 464), which is an integrative course designed to apply marketing concepts in a variety of business applications. Our goal of the course is to come up with an innovative and efficient marketing plan for Intuitive Surgical, (, which is a company that carries da Vinci surgical systems; or more specifically, robotic operating devices for various medical surgeries.

I have designed a quick 11 question survey which highlights some key questions that I have in regards to this semi-recent phenomenon. With your help I am hoping to get a substantial amount of survey responses to further help me in the understanding of what it is exactly consumers look for when undergoing various types of surgeries. I have posted the survey link below with all responses being kept confidential and used strictly for this project only. If you could be so kind as to forward this message to friends, family, coworkers, etc.,-- your time would be greatly appreciated.


Thank you so much for you time and consideration and I am very excited to see any and all of your responses!

Kalie Callinsky

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