Robotic Head and Neck Surgery

Until recently, people with complex head and neck disorders had minimal options for surgical treatment. Traditional approaches often have left patients with visible scars, difficulty breathing or swallowing following surgery, and a lengthy recovery.

In the Department of Otolarnygology - Head and Neck Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Dr. Vikas Mehta, the only fellowship trained robotic head and neck surgeon in the Ark-La-Tex, is now able to treat these complex disorders using minimally invasive robotic head and neck surgery.

Robotic Head and Neck Surgery is currently used for:

Transoral Robotic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Thyroid and Neck Surgery

Compared to other head and neck surgical approaches, minimally invasive robotic surgery can:

  • Significantly reduce postoperative pain
  • Allow for a shorter hospital stay
  • Enable a quicker return to normal daily activities
  • Allow for de-intensified treatment of head and neck cancers
  • Require only minor incisions instead of large ones commonly used in traditional surgery