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Treating Head and Neck Cancer

Treating head and neck cancer requires extraordinary skill and experience to achieve the best possible outcome. The team at the Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital has a remarkable depth of expertise and is one of only few programs in the Midwest dedicated to treating patients affected by head and neck cancer. We make every effort to ensure that the details of each patient's cancer, medical conditions and social background are considered by the team of physicians and staff to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that fully meets the needs of the patient and the family.


Specialty Care Areas

Why Choose Northwestern Medicine

The Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital focuses on providing the most comprehensive care for our patients, bringing together experts across an array of medical disciplines. Our diverse team of oncologists, surgeons, radiation oncologists, neuro-radiologists, reconstructive surgeons have extensive training.

Together, they collaborate to deliver leading-edge care while utilizing the benefits of minimally invasive techniques, recent advances in drug therapy, proton therapy, robotic surgery, and advanced reconstructive surgery methods to maximize the likelihood of a cure while still preserving a high quality of life for our patients.

Recognized Experts

Working in partnership with Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked No. 1 in the Chicago Metro Area and Illinois by U.S. News & World Report. With innovative research and education, our clinical expert’s deliver personalized care that set us apart as a national leader in the battle to overcome cancer.

Advanced Treatments Providing Better Outcomes

northwestern-medicine-x-rayOur team members specialize in minimally invasive surgery, robotic and reconstructive surgery, radiation techniques including image-guided radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, proton therapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery, all of which are designed to attack cancer while minimizing damage to healthy tissues.

When treatment of cancer demands more extensive surgery, our experts in reconstructive surgery can use advanced microvascular techniques and computerized virtual surgical planning to achieve the best cosmetic and functional outcomes.