About Head & Neck Cancer
Our commitment is to alleviating the suffering of patients diagnosed with thyroid, and head and neck cancers by empowering them through education, and by providing advanced therapies through a multidisciplinary approach. An informed patient is an empowered patient. We provide preoperative education through counseling with speech and language therapist, nutrition specialist, and dental evaluation. Every patient is assigned a Nurse Navigator to help with decision making, provide support, keep track of progress. Treatment planning will be with patient’s direct involvement as well as with multidisciplinary discussions to adopt and execute the optimal customized treatment for each particular patient.
Saman ENT and Facial Plastic Surgery is a proud partner of Head and Neck Cancer Center of Texas. As a board certified and fellowship trained head and neck surgeon, Dr. Masoud Saman spearheads the Medical City Plano head and neck oncologic team to provide highly specialized care for patients diagnosed with oral tumors, throat tumors, salivary gland tumors (e.g. parotid cancer), as well as thyroid and parathyroid masses or anomalies. The head and neck oncology team at Saman ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery (serving the Plano and Dallas, TX area) has extensive experience in treatment of head and neck cancers.
At your consultation, our professionals will perform a comprehensive head and neck examination. In many case this will include an endoscopic examination. Based on findings, we may order additional tests, such as a CT scan, MRI, PET/CT or swallow function tests.
If there is any suspicion, a biopsy may be required. Once a diagnosis is made, and the type of tumor is discovered, your case is presented at a multidisciplinary conference where experts in various fields including pathology, radiology, radiation oncology, and oncology weigh in on your optimal treatment plan.
This multidisciplinary approach affords our patients the benefit of the most cutting edge advances in all related specialties in all regions of DFW area including Plano, Frisco, Dallas, Richardson, McKinney, Allen, and more, to form the best possible treatment for each individual patient. At this point your treatment options are discussed and treatment planning is formed with you front and center.
Contact our Plano, TX office to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Saman today.
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Head & Neck Cancer Treatment Reviews
"Dr Saman saved my life, pure and simple (major cancer surgery). He and his staff havebeen the epitome of professional service and empathetic care since we were introduced.He is a credit to his profession and a good man to know."- G.L. / Google / Mar 30, 2018
"Dr Saman and his office staff are amazing ! They are so kind and caring . I have never been to an office that makes you feel more comfortable. Dr Saman did surgery on my husband for neck cancer, he was wonderful explained everything well and gave great follow up care . I would recommend him to anyone ."- D.H. / Healthgrades / Apr 12, 2018
"I was referred to Dr. Saman from my oncologist and I am so grateful for this referral. Dr Saman did an EXCELLENT job removing my diseased left thyroid and I have virtually NO scar. He is very patient and thorough and sincerely cares for his patients. The surgery was very smooth and basically pain free. He calls to check on you afterwards and makes sure you have no concerns or questions. I continue to see him for the remaining portion of my thyroid. I highly trust and recommend Dr. Saman."- S.S. / Healthgrades / Feb 28, 2018
Our Treatment Approach
Head and neck cancers can manifest in a variety of symptoms that many people do not correlate with cancer. As with all cancer, early detection is the best defense against symptoms, so consider if these head and neck cancer indications are affecting you:
- A mouth sore that will not heal
- A red or white patch in the mouth which does not disappear
- Sinus infections that won’t go away
- A recurring sore throat
- Voice changes
- Coughing up blood
- Chronic pain in the throat, neck, and ear
- Difficulty opening your mouth
- Numbness in the tongue and face
- Painful swallowing
- A lump or bump on the face and neck
Before developing your treatment plan, Dr. Saman will examine your specific symptoms in order to provide more accurate procedure methods. In the event you already have a diagnosis, Dr. Saman will work with your cancer treatment team as needed to get the results you want.
What to Expect
The head and neck are very challenging anatomically in terms of medical treatment. They are both composed of so many different bones, glands, and other unique, vital structures. This is why it is important to see a head and neck specialist when considering surgery. Head and neck cancer can involve tumors that develop in the mouth, throat, larynx, glands, and skull base. With this in mind, a skilled facial plastic surgeon must be incredibly precise and accurate at removing the cancerous cells without sacrificing the aesthetics or function of your affected area.
Evaluate Your Options
At Saman ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Saman provides comprehensive treatment plans for patients enduring head and neck cancer. With extensive training and experience, Dr. Saman is able to evaluate your symptoms to determine the most effective procedures for you. To learn more, contact our Plano, TX office to schedule a consultation today.