da Vinci® TORS for Head and Neck Cancer
Advanced treatment for head and neck cancers at Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Methodist Health System is among the first hospital systems in Dallas offering transoral robotic surgery (TORS) performed using the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System's advanced technologies.
Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is an innovative, minimally invasive approach for the treatment of:
The procedure is performed through the mouth with the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
Benefits of da Vinci transoral robotic surgery for patients
The minimally invasive TORS offers the potential for significantly better outcomes for patients.
The incisionless approach eliminates visible scarring and disfigurement and protects facial and neck tissue and muscle, reducing possible nerve and tissue damage from open surgery which can affect the patient's ability to swallow, taste, breathe, speak, smell, and hear.
Other potential benefits to da Vinci transoral surgery include:
- Reduced blood loss
- Reduced risk of infection or complication
- Shorter hospital stay
- Faster recovery period
Most patients are able to speak and swallow two to three weeks post-op compared to months after conventional surgery.
- Initial treatment with TORS may allow minimization of post-op chemo and radiation therapies
Is robotic surgery right for you?
Methodist offers a comprehensive team approach to quality cancer care. Ask your doctor if TORS is the right treatment option for you.
Call 214-947-0000 if you would like more information about da Vinci® robotic surgery procedures available at Methodist Dallas Medical Center including transoral robotic surgery for oral and throat cancer.
While clinical studies support the effectiveness of the da Vinci Surgical System when used in minimally invasive surgery, individual results may vary. Surgery with the da Vinci Surgical System may not be appropriate for every individual. Always ask your doctor about all treatment options, as well as their risks and benefits.
Texas law prohibits hospitals from practicing medicine. The physicians on the Methodist Health System medical staff, including those trained in the da Vinci Surgical System, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Methodist Health System or any of its affiliated hospitals.