Thyroid, Parotid & Neck Mass Surgery Specialist

ENT and Allergy Specialists -  - Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

ENT and Allergy Specialists

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors located in Bryn Mawr, Pottstown, Phoenixville, and East Norriton, PA

Your neck contains several important glands, including the thyroid and the parotid glands. When problems develop in these glands, or if you develop a mass in your neck, sometimes surgery is necessary. To know you’re in the best hands, visit ENT and Allergy Specialists. With locations in Bryn Mawr, Pottstown, Phoenixville, or East Norriton, Pennsylvania, the practice can help diagnose your condition and guide your care. Call today to book an appointment, or click to schedule a consultation online.

Thyroid, Parotid & Neck Mass Surgery Q & A

What are Common Types of Neck Surgery?

Your neck is an important part of your ear, nose, and throat health. ENT and Allergy Specialists offers several different types of neck gland or neck mass surgeries to address common medical conditions. These procedures include:

  • Thyroid Surgery: A thyroidectomy is an operation that removes all or part of your thyroid gland. This procedure is necessary if you have thyroid cancer or if you have an enlarged thyroid that is causing difficulty breathing or swallowing. You might also need thyroid surgery if you have an overactive thyroid, called hyperthyroidism.
  • Parotid Surgery: The parotid glands are the largest of your salivary glands, and they sit just in front of your ears and in the middle of your facial nerve. If you develop tumors on these glands, you might need parotid surgery. This is a precise operation, as the physician needs to remove the tumors without damaging your facial nerve. The doctors at ENT and Allergy Specialists are highly skilled in this technical procedure.
  • Neck Mass Surgery: If you have enlarged lymph nodes or cysts in your neck, you may need a surgical operation to remove these.

 

What is Recovery Like From Neck Gland or Neck Mass Surgery?

Neck operations can be simple or more complicated, depending on the nature of your condition.

If your physician is simply removing a mass, the procedure is generally done on an outpatient basis and you can return home the same day. If you’re getting parotid or thyroid surgery, you may have an overnight stay in the hospital.

With neck gland or neck mass surgery, it’s common to experience swelling or inflammation that may affect the shape of your face, your lips, or even your eyes. You might have neck pain or a hoarse voice following the operation.

Should I Consider Neck Gland or Neck Mass Surgery?

If you’ve been diagnosed with a mass or a gland problem, it’s not a good idea to put off treatment. Thyroid problems or tumors can create a host of issues that may affect your ear, nose, and throat health.

The expert physicians at ENT and Allergy Specialists have decades of experience in these types of technical surgeries. To learn more or schedule a consultation, book an appointment online or call the office today to get started.

What we offer

Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Services