This course gives otolaryngologists, head and neck surgeons, oral maxillofacial surgeons, and head and neck oncologists a focused educational experience in transoral endoscopic techniques for resecting primary head and neck tumors. Both transoral laser and robotic surgery are featured, as well as flexible laser surgery in inpatient and outpatient environments.
An optional cadaveric hands-on workshop provides participants with opportunities to perform various transoral procedures with laser technologies and delivery systems. Renowned faculty emphasize fundamental transoral anatomy, microsurgical and robotic techniques, and wound exposure, as well as other transoral techniques. Workshop participants gain experience in the art of tumor exposure, using various retractors, and appropriate and safe use of multiple transoral systems.