Head & Neck Surgery

Head and neck surgery is a multi-disciplinary specialty, with the majority of surgeons being ear, nose, and throat (ENT) / otolaryngology specialists. Other surgeons trained in head and neck surgery include general surgeons, plastic surgeons, and maxillofacial surgeons.

Head and neck surgeons operate predominantly in the head and neck, but have to be able to operate on all parts of the body in order to gain tissue for reconstruction. This surgery is also known as microsurgery and involves harvesting bone, muscle and skin from distant parts of the body in order to reconstruct a defect in the head and neck.