Head and Neck Surgery
Cayuga Medical Center’s ENT and Head and Neck surgeons treat a
wide range of acute and chronic problems, involving both illness and congenital
conditions, such as:
snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
● Functional endoscopic sinus surgery or FESS (to treat chronic sinus
● Microlaryngoscopic surgery (to repair damaged vocal cords)
● Removal of
tonsils and adenoids
● Myringotomy and tubes (to drain fluid from the ear)
● Septoplasty (to improve breathing)
● Tympanoplasty (to repair eardrum injuries)
● Bronchoscopy (to diagnose congenital malformations of the trachea and
larynx, and to remove foreign bodies)
Head and Neck
to ENT surgery, these surgeons perform cleft lip and palate repair and delicate
phonosurgical and laryngeal framework surgery for
diseases of the larynx.
● Using a
multidisciplinary approach and the newest surgical technology, we treat
patients at Cayuga Medical Center with advanced cancers of the nose, mouth,
throat, and esophagus.
● Our ability to
offer conservation surgery and functional reconstruction helps to preserve the
swallowing, vocal, and breathing functions while eradicating the cancer and
leaving patients cosmetically intact.
members of the Thyroid Nodule Clinic, our Head and Neck surgeons are skilled in
endocrine surgery to treat conditions of the thyroid and parathyroid glands.
Speech and Swallowing Problems
Through collaboration with
the Sir Alexander Ewing-Ithaca College Speech and Hearing Clinic, ENT and
head/neck surgeon Dr. Robert Strominger works with
students in the speech-language pathology program at Ithaca College.
Together, they diagnose and develop treatment plans for patients who are
experiencing voice problems (often from overuse) and patients with swallowing
difficulties (usually resulting from stroke, neurological disease, or treatment
of head-neck cancer).
sees patients in consultation with Mary Pitti,
adjunct clinical instructor in speech-language pathology and audiology, and
Phyllis Mazurski, speech-language pathologist at Cayuga Medical
Center. They utilize
functional endoscopic evaluation techniques to provide topnotch swallowing and
voice evaluations, which are typically found only in major university hospital
To learn more about our ENT
specialists, just click on their names:
E. Cryer, MD
Ashu H. Ruparelia, MD