The Parotid Surgery involves the removal of Parotid Gland. A Parotid Gland is a major salivary gland in human. The two Parotid glands are present on either side of the mouth and in front of both ears. They are the largest of the salivary glands. Parotid gland secretes serous saliva to facilitate chewing and swallowing.
The procedure of Parotid surgery is known as Parotidectomy which mainly involves the removal of benign or malignant tumor present in the Parotid gland. The majority of the Parotid gland tumors are benign. Dr Amit Chakraborty is a very skillful, well known and capable cancer surgeon. He has performed lots of complicated Head, Neck and Throat cancer surgeries successfully.
Major types of Parotid Surgery
Cancer surgeon decides the most effective type of Parotid surgery as per the location of tumor, type of tumor and severity of tumor present in the parotid gland. Major types of parotid surgery include:
This is the most common type of parotid surgery. It involves removing the entire gland superficial to the facial nerve whereas a partial superficial parotidectomy involves removing only the portion of the gland surrounding a tumor or mass. In a partial superficial parotidectomy, only some branches of the facial nerve are dissected while in a formal superficial parotidectomy, the entire cervicofacial and temporofacial divisions are dissected.
This involves the removal of the entire parotid gland, including the superficial and deep lobe. Total Parotidectomy typically performed if neoplasm is affecting deep part of parotid gland. This method can be done by using the transcervical surgical approach.
Preparation for Parotid Surgery
Procedure of Parotid surgery
The recovery time is depending on the extent and type of procedure. Patient should immediately consult doctor in case of any persistent side effects. Today various advanced surgical techniques are developed to cure Parotid surgery completely. Dr Amit Cancer Care Clinic is a well equipped with modern medical facilities to treat as well as cure all types and stages of cancer. Dr Amit Cancer Care Clinic maintains all the essential medical standards for the prevention, treatment and control of cancer.