Head & Neck Reconstruction

Surgery to eradicate tumours on the Head and Neck can be quite destructive and can leave patients with a loss of both form and function. This can be quite traumatic for patients, but it can be corrected with reconstructive surgery.
Mr O'Sullivan works alongside Mr G O`Leary (ENT surgeon at The South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital and The Bon Secours Hospital) to reconstruct the Head and Neck of patients who have gone through this form of tumour biopsy. They also perform this reconstruction surgery in the Cork University Hospital.
Reconstructive surgery of the head and neck can be a delicate procedure and is one that requires carefully considered aftercare. This type of reconstructive surgery greatly improves quality of life and, thanks to advancements in the plastic surgery field, can restore complete function. The overall aim of these reconstructive surgery procedures is the restoration form and function. 

If you would like some more information on the surgical procedures involved in head and neck reconstruction, please don't hesitate to get in contact with us.

Reconstructive surgery of the head and neck region can include the following areas:

  • Cheek

  • Nose

  • Eyelids

  • Forehead

  • Ears

  • Jaw

  • Chin

  • Tongue

  • Palate

  • Neck

  • Oesophagus

The following conditions may require a head and/or neck reconstructive surgery:

  • Hypopharyngeal Cancer

  • Laryngeal Cancer

  • Nasal Cavity Cancer

  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer

  • Oral Cancer

  • Oropharyngeal Cancer

  • Paranasal Sinus Cancer

  • Parathyroid Cancer

  • Salivary Gland Tumors

  • Thyroid Cancer