Head And Neck Surgery Specialist

Specialists In Otolaryngology

Howard Berg, MD

Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist located in West Orange, NJ

There are a number of conditions that require head or neck surgery for effective treatment. At Specialists In Otolaryngology in West Orange, New Jersey, board-certified otorhinolaryngologist Howard Berg, MD, specializes in the safe and effective surgical treatment of conditions affecting the head and neck. To speak with Dr. Berg about your condition, call the office, or book an appointment online today.

Head and Neck Surgery Q & A

What is head and neck surgery?

Head and neck surgery is required for a wide range of conditions affecting the ears, nose, and throat. As an ENT specialist, Dr. Berg is experienced in a number of safe and effective surgical techniques. Head and neck surgery is used to address a number of different chronic and acute ENT conditions. 

What conditions require head and neck surgery?

Head and neck surgery is required to treat conditions like:

  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Hearing loss
  • Deformities
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Polyps
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Injuries to the head and neck
  • Airway and nasal obstructions
  • Balance disorders
  • Parathyroid disorders
  • Esophageal and swallowing disorders
  • Lesions
  • Cancer

Dr. Berg and his team work with patients to develop individualized treatment plans catered to the specific condition, medical history, and personal health of each patient. Dr. Berg guides you through the surgical process from your first visit to recovery. 

What are some different types of head and neck surgery?

Dr. Berg provides a number of different head and neck procedures. They include:

Endoscopic surgery

Endoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique that allows Dr. Berg to perform surgical procedures without making large incisions. Endoscopic surgery is performed using an endoscope, a small thin tube equipped with a tiny camera. Endoscopic surgery allows Dr. Berg to guide small, specialized tools through tiny incisions in the treatment area. 

With endoscopic surgery, patients can undergo necessary surgical procedures without the trauma or risk of traditional open surgery. Endoscopic surgery can be used to treat issues like nasal obstruction, polyps, tumors, and swallowing disorders. 

Thyroid surgery

Thyroid surgery is used to treat conditions like thyroid nodules, thyroid cysts, and thyroid cancer. Thyroid surgery involves partial or complete removal of the thyroid gland. Thyroid surgery is a low-risk procedure that’s performed under general anesthesia. Recovery from thyroid surgery typically takes one to two weeks. 

Salivary gland surgery

If you suffer from salivary gland tumors yu may require surgery to effectively treat your condition. Salivary gland surgery refers to a group of procedures used to remove benign and cancerous tumors from different parts of the salivary glands. Recovery from salivary gland surgery depends on the size and location of your tumors. 

To find out if head or neck surgery is right for you, book an appointment with Dr. Berg by phone or online today.