Parotidectomy Trans-Oral Removal

Innovative, minimally invasive parotid tumor removal procedure.

The parotidectomy procedure is the modern patient choice for parotid tumor removal. Accessory parotid gland tumors are located in difficult to reach areas of the face. Typically, long facial incisions are used to gain access. This approach leaves scarring and facial contour deformities. The trans-oral approach eliminates all facial incisions, resulting in no scars. In addition, the trans-oral approach dramatically reduces the duration of surgery.

No Scars, No Facial Paralysis, No Dents

Tumor removed completely through patient’s mouth

In certain patients, a parotid tumor may be removed completely through the patient’s mouth (transoral parotidectomy), avoiding incisions on the face. This avoids any potential for facial scarring.

Clinical Case Notes, Parotidectomy – Example 1

After numerous consultations with other surgeons, this young woman came to our institution to explore further surgical options after being told she would be left with a long and disfiguring scar after her parotid surgery. The patient did not want to accept this as her only alternative. On presentation to our institute she had a mass in her right cheek without signs of any facial weakness, pain, or numbness. She had normal saliva production. This patient had a previous imaging study called an MRI which showed a large mass in the accessory parotid gland. The patient had a further diagnostic study called a fine needle aspiration which gathers cells from inside the tumor for a pathologist to review. The patient was diagnosed with a benign parotid tumor by examining these cells. Due to the patient’s cosmetic concerns and the ability to access the tumor through her mouth, a procedure was designed especially for her. The procedure was performed through her mouth, eliminating the need for external incisions. She underwent the procedure without complications, has recovered successfully, and is very pleased with her results.

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Clinical Case Notes, Parotidectomy – Example 2

The second patient is a 19 year old female with a known five year history of a slowly enlarging right pleomorphic adenoma of the accessory parotid gland. She had refused prior surgical intervention because of her concern of an unsightly scar. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 2.4 cm x 3.5 cm well circumscribed lesion. Fine needle aspiration revealed the presence of pleomorphic adenoma. The parotid tumor was successfully resected entirely through a transoral approach. Pathology of the surgical specimen confirmed the diagnosis of a 3.6 cm x 3.0 cm x 2.3 cm pleomorphic adenoma of an accessory parotid gland. Postoperatively, there were no complications.

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Transoral Parotidectomy – Clinical Research

For additional information, please refer to this chapter written by Dr. Osborne, presented by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America. Click here or on the image above to access the material.

Patient Success Stories

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“The reason for my initial visit was for a second opinion, I heard about OHNI thru a web search. The reason I decided to have my surgery with Dr. Osborne and Dr. Hamilton was because I liked the idea of having a small invasive scar and I was looking to have a facelift along with having a parotidectomy.

The scheduling process was great! And I like the idea of dealing directly with the doctors. My advice to other potential patients is to do the research there is a difference in procedures. Thank you Dr. Osborne, Dr. Hamilton and the entire staff at OHNI for taking such good care of me. The patience and professionalism of the entire staff has been outstanding with much appreciation.”
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“Thank you for a seamless experience from the time I found your information on the web to my after care, I felt I had the very best team for my medical needs. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all of you including Noelia, Vanessa and all who participated with my care. It is clear to us that your staff is close and performs as a family unit.

It is refreshing to know that there are still organizations that function with such extreme professionalism and care. I wish that other medical teams ran as yours because you all are the exception and not the rule.

Thank you again for taking care of my parotid tumor and medical needs.”
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“The reason for my initial to OHNI was for a right parotid gland stone. This was my 3rd opinion because no ENT’s performed Sialoendoscopy in Houston, TX. My only option was a parotidectomy. I did some research online and found OHNI. The reason why I chose Dr. Osborne is because of his expertise and experience with parotid gland. I wanted to save the parotid gland.

You always read “testimonials” on websites with a grain of salt. The testimonial about OHNI staff, in my opinion were spot on you’ll not receive better care of professionalism elsewhere. I want to thank the whole staff for excellent care and actually a wonderful experience. Thank you OHNI.”
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“Dr. Osborne, Dr. Hamilton, and staff made this the best experience possible. I felt like I was being taken care of by family before, during and after my procedure. It was truly a “spa-like” experience for surgery. I was amazed at the minimal pain and easy recovery. I can not thank them enough for giving me the best possible outcome I was truly in the best hands. Surgery has been the easiest part of this process. They exceeded my expectations on every level. I can not thank them all enough.”
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“We have had such a wonderful experience with the Osborne Head and Neck Institute. From the quickly made initial appointment to final (or semi-final) conclusion. Every member of the staff has been professional, caring, genuine, and always concerned with patient comfort.

Our research indicated Dr. Osborne was “the best” and our experience showed that to be true. We felt completely informed at each step of the way with no surprises. Dr. Osborne and Dr. Hamilton are personable and treat you like an old friend, not just like a number. No one likes having health issues, however, with doctors and staff like this, it really helps reduce your anxiety during the process.”
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“My experience with Osborne Head and Neck institute was amazing and everything you promised me it would be. From the first phone call to Noelia when was searching for someone to speak with about my condition.

My wife and I are senior leaders in nursing and hospital management. We know quality and world class medicine and service when we see it, and it’s here. Everyone cared about my needs as they spoke to me about my condition and plan.

Thank you all, Dr. Osborne, Dr. Hamilton, Noelia, Terry, Brandon, Vanessa, Tanitha, and others on your staff who I can’t remember by name. You have made a difference in my life and this I believe is the greatest gift we can offer anyone! “
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“I am truly grateful for the brilliant and compassionate staff at Osborne Head and Neck Institute (OHNI). From the first time that I talked to Dr. Osborne, I knew in my heart that he and his staff were going to do an incredible job. The surgery went exceptionally well, with minimal pain. After 3 months the incision was gone.

I am so glad a waited to find the right surgical team to perform my parotidectomy. I highly recommend them to anyone who has developed a tumor in their parotid gland. They are Beverly Hills’ finest surgeons! Highly skilled, professional, compassionate and patient. Today, I feel amazing and am forever grateful for the OHNI team.

Thank you!”
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“I’d like to thank Dr. Osborne and Dr. Hamilton and their awesome staff. This has been the easiest surgical experience I have ever had. Their kindness, professionalism and caring culture put me at ease in every step of this procedure.

I am so happy and blessed I found Dr. Osborne. I’ll never be able to thank him enough. He truly is a great man and has a great staff.

Thank you and God Bless.”

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