Lahey takes a true multidisciplinary approach to head and cancer, providing both surgical and non-surgical solutions, in conjunction with radiology, oncology, plastic surgery, and cranial base surgery. We will help you navigate the experience, deal with the physical and emotional stress that cancer can bring, and find specialized rehabilitation for patients who have undergone radiation or surgical reconstruction.

For patients undergoing extensive head and neck cancer surgery, we have an OR team with a dedicated microvascular component, allowing simultaneous treatment and reconstruction of the affected area. During the same operative session, the patient will have his or her cancer resected and the surgical defect reconstructed. This approach results in quicker recovery, an improved cosmetic and functional outcome, and more successful rehabilitation.

Cranial Base Surgery

The treatment of tumors and other problems at the base of the skull requires special expertise and collaborative effort. Traversing the skull base are important structures, nerves and blood vessels that are vital to our function and appearance.

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center offers patients complete care for cranial base tumors and is one of only a handful of institutions in the United States to offer comprehensive diagnostic, surgical and medical care across the full spectrum of cranial base disorders. As such, it has become a referral base for patients across the region, the nation and the world.

Recent advances in technology and an interdisciplinary surgical approach that combines physicians from neurosurgery and otolaryngology have revolutionized cranial base surgery.

For more information, please call 781-744-8467.

Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Facial reconstructive surgery is an art by which physical deformities, either present at birth or the result of injuries, burns, disease or aging, are corrected. At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, our facial reconstructive surgeons employ a wide variety of techniques to treat facial deformities and irregularities. Our focus and expertise are specifically in the head and neck region.

The Facial Plastic Surgery Section of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Department of Otolaryngology has extensive experience in facial reconstructive surgery, including microvascular techniques, providing state-of-the-art reconstructive services for patients with oncologic, congenital and trauma-related defects in the head and neck area.