Head And Neck Surgery Specialist

Pikes Peak ENT -  - Otolaryngology

Pikes Peak ENT

Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery located in Colorado Springs, CO & Woodland Park, CO

Undergoing head and neck surgery may be necessary to treat certain types of cancer, sinus disorders, and thyroid problems, among other issues. At Pikes Peak ENT, with two locations in Colorado Springs and another office in Woodland Park, Colorado, you have access to board-certified specialists Michael Wilhelm, MD, and Luke Arnholt, MD, and a team who specialize in modern surgical methods. If you know you need a head or neck procedure or would like a second opinion, contact the practice today. You can conveniently schedule either online or over the phone with the location nearest you.

Head and Neck Surgery Q & A

Why do I need head and neck surgery?

Head and neck surgery is important to treat complex disorders that occur in your throat, sinuses, neck, nose, or surrounding areas. You may need head or neck surgery to treat any of the following conditions (to name a few):

  • Jaw problems 
  • Sleep apnea 
  • Neck masses
  • Pinched nerves
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Head or neck injuries
  • Thyroid and parathyroid disease
  • Deviated septum and snoring issues
  • Sinus problems or chronic sinus pain

You may even need to undergo head and neck surgery if you have certain types of cancer. This personalized procedure is often necessary if you have thyroid, oral cavity, parotid, laryngeal, throat, or another type of head and neck cancer. 

Which type of head and neck surgery do I need?

The board-certified physicians at Pikes Peak ENT specialize in the most modern types of head and neck surgical procedures using the most up-to-date equipment. Your procedure is designed to treat your condition in the most minimally invasive manner possible. 

Depending on the severity of your condition and the location, your doctor may recommend any of the following types of procedures:

  • Microvascular reconstructive surgery (bone or tissue grafting)
  • Endoscopic head and neck surgery
  • Transoral robotic surgery 

If you have head or neck cancer, your physician may recommend radiation or chemotherapy, too. Rest assured, with the help of Pikes Peak ENT, you can feel confident that you’re going to receive the expert care you deserve. 

How long does it take to recover from head and neck surgery?

Your recovery after head and neck surgery depends on your specific procedure and how quickly you heal. While you may be able to go home the same day for minor procedures, a short hospital stay is common. 

It can take at least a week or two for you to regain your strength and start returning to some of your daily activities. Full recovery from head and neck surgery can take about six to eight weeks (sometimes longer).

If you need rehabilitation after your procedure, the team at Pikes Peak ENT works with you along the way. Sometimes rehabilitation, such as occupational therapy, is necessary to help with swallowing, neck weakness, or other issues.

Book your head and neck surgery evaluation at Pikes Peak ENT directly through the website. You can also call the office nearest you to book an exam over the phone.