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Head & Neck Surgery Newsletter - 2014


The Swedish Head & Neck Surgery Clinic at the Swedish Cancer Institute completed another rewarding clinical year in 2014. Since establishing a state-of-the art head and neck treatment center nearly six years ago, our service line has grown. We now offer the highest quality comprehensive care, and nearly every available treatment modality for complex head and neck cancers, from robotic surgery to free tissue transfer. As we’ve grown, we’ve received the support of physicians in the community and the faith of our patients. Read More (PDF)


Head & Neck Surgery Newsletter - 2013


The Swedish Head & Neck Surgery Clinic at the Swedish Cancer Institute concluded another fulfilling year in 2013, both from a clinical standpoint and community outreach perspective. 2013 has also seen the realization of the expansion of our service, with the addition of Dr. Joe Sniezek. Dr. Sniezek, a national figure in head and neck and endocrine surgery will bring his expertise to Swedish in July 2014. With his arrival, we will be adding a dedicated Thyroid Tumor Board within the multidisciplinary tumor boards at the Swedish Cancer Institute, improving care of thyroid cancer patients. Read More (PDF)

Head & Neck Surgery Newsletter - 2012


"In the past three years, we have grown our service line to include virtually all known state-of-the-art therapeutic options for head and neck cancers and beyond. This has been possible thanks to excellent clinical assets from Swedish and the Swedish Cancer Institute. By fostering collaboration from a variety of disciplines, a dedicated Head & Neck Tumor Board was created, to optimize care for each and every patient." Read More (PDF)


Head & Neck Surgery Newsletter - 2011


"We have expanded our clinical options to include Transaxillary Robotic Thyroidectomy. We have continued to grow our Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery program as well. In fact, Swedish now houses more da Vinci systems than any other health care organizations in Washington state, with multiple operating rooms and built-in robotic integration." Read more (PDF)


Head & Neck Surgery Newsletter - 2010


"We have built our program into one of the very few non-university based, comprehensive head and neck cancer programs nationwide. We are now essentially offering every therapeutic option, ranging from the newest organ-preservation protocols, to advanced reconstructive surgery, to minimally invasive transoral robotic surgery." Read more (PDF)