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Neck Surgeries and Procedures

Neck Surgery and Procedures | Advanced ENT Services

Fellowship-trained, board-certified ENT surgeons at Advanced ENT Services provide diagnostic care for a wide range of head and neck cancers and conditions. Learn more below about some of the procedures available through our providers at 11 practice locations in the Hudson Valley.


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We accept most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid; please be sure to ask the practice representative who calls you if we accept your insurance plan. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Neck Surgery and Procedures

Select a procedure below for more information.


Excision and Biopsy of Lymph Node


Lymph node removal (lymphadenectomy) may be done if lymph nodes in the neck become swollen or enlarged. Removal may be done under local or general anesthesia. Lymph node biopsy can be accomplished via an open approach or fine needle aspiration. 


Excision and Biopsy of Neck Mass


Neck masses caused by fluid-filled sacs known as cysts frequently become infected. While the infection may be treated with antibiotics and medication, the infection often runs a risk of returning. Repeat bacterial infections can develop into serious health issues, which is why, in many cases, an ENT surgeon will suggest the excision of the neck mass. During this procedure, typically performed under general anesthesia, the surgeon makes an incision on the neck and removes the mass in order to prevent future complications. Neck mass biopsy may be done through an open incision or via fine needle aspiration.


Excision of Branchial Cleft Cyst (Congenital Defect)


A branchial cleft cyst (or “remnant”) is a congenital birth defect characterized by a lump on one or both sides of a child’s neck. The cyst may be detected by a parent or during a routine physical exam. These cysts sometimes cause tenderness or swelling (especially when concurrent with an upper respiratory infection). ENT specialists at Advanced ENT Services may surgically remove the cyst if antibiotic therapy is insufficient.


Excision of Thyroglossal Duct Cyst (Congenital Defect)


Thyroglossal duct cysts are fluid-filled pockets located just above the voice box in the front of the neck. They often occur in children and may even be present at birth. Though painless, these cysts can become infected, which is why your child’s ENT surgeon may recommend surgical removal via the Sistrunk procedure. Once surgically removed, thyroglossal duct cysts have a very low chance of recurrence.


Incision and Drainage of Deep Space Neck Abscess


A deep space neck abscess is an infection that occurs in between layers of deep cervical fascia. Streptococcus bacteria are commonly present in these abscesses (the same bacteria that causes strep throat). ENT surgeons may treat these infections through incision and drainage.


Incision and Drainage of Parapharyngeal Abscess


A parapharyngeal abscess is a type of deep neck abscess; it may produce strep-like symptoms, including fever, sore throat, swelling in the neck, and painful swallowing. These abscesses may be drained via an external or intraoral approach, depending on their size and location.


Laceration Repair of the Face and Neck (Trauma, Fracture, Bites, etc.)


Whether caused by trauma, fracture, bites, or something else, ENT doctors may perform laceration repair of the face or neck. In many cases, these procedures can be performed in-office at one of our 1311 practice locations in the Hudson Valley.


Parathyroid Surgery


Located in the neck, the parathyroid glands are a part of the endocrine system responsible for regulating calcium levels. In some adults, the parathyroid glands produce too much parathyroid hormone, resulting in a range of mild to severe symptoms. Your doctor may recommend parathyroidectomy (removal of the enlarged parathyroid glands), a procedure performed by the board-certified and fellowship-trained ENT doctors at Advanced ENT Services. This procedure may be done using a minimally invasive endoscopic approach


Salivary Gland Surgery


The parotid is the largest salivary gland in the body; in some cases, the parotid develops a tumor or suffers chronic infection because of a blocked saliva gland. In these cases, your physician may recommend a procedure known as parotidectomy, in which the salivary gland is removed.


Thyroidectomy and Thyroid Nodule Treatment


Treatment for thyroid nodules depends on the type of nodule and the individual’s overall health. Some benign nodules may not need treatment and can simply be monitored by the patient and doctor, while others may require hormone therapy or radioactive iodine ablation. You may need surgery for large, suspicious or cancerous nodules; this could involve the removal of the nodules through partial or total thyroidectomy. A thyroidectomy may require lifelong hormone replacement to counteract the lack of natural hormone production.

Find an Otolaryngologist Near You in New York

To see a board-certified head and neck surgeon at one of our 11 practice locations in the Hudson Valley, please call 914.693.7636 to request an appointment. We accept most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid; please be sure to ask the practice representative if we accept your insurance plan. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.