Head and Neck Treatment in Savannah and Pooler, GA
As Ear, Nose & Throat specialists, our physicians are experienced in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of various types of head and neck cancers. Our physicians prioritize not only the removal of tumors, but on maintaining function and aesthetic. Call to request an appointment at our ENT office in Savannah or Pooler today!
Conditions and Services
Symptoms of a salivary gland tumor might include:
- A lump or swelling in your neck or mouth, or on or near your jaw
- Numbness in one area of your face
- Pain in the area of a salivary gland
- Muscle weakness on one side of your face
- Trouble opening your mouth
- Difficulty swallowing
Symptoms of tumors of the mouth and voice box may include:
- Pain or difficulty swallowing
- A cough or sore throat that does not go away
- Ear pain
- A change in the voice
- A lump in the neck or throat
The thyroid gland, located in the neck around the trachea, consists of two lobes that sit on either side of the windpipe. The main function of the thyroid gland is to produce a hormone that controls a person’s metabolism, heart rate and the gastrointestinal tract.
The parathyroid glands are small endocrine glands located behind the thyroid gland. The main function of the parathyroid glands is to produce the parathyroid hormone (PTH), which is responsible for regulating the levels of calcium and phosphorous in your body.
Common Thyroid Disorders
If your parathyroid glands produce too much or too little PTH, it disrupts the balance of calcium and phosphorus in the body, which can cause non-cancerous, hyperactive conditions. Parathyroid conditions include: