Head & Neck Surgery
HEAD & NECK SURGEON
As a Head & Neck Surgeon, a provider needs extensive advanced training, knowledge, and clinical experience treating simple and complex Facial, Throat, Oral Cavity, and Head & Neck disorders and pathologies. Fortunately, Dr. Eftekhari here at NextGen Facial, Head & Neck Surgery has exceeded all these criteria to the fullest.
With a professional background in both Head & Neck Oncology and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Eftekhari is uniquely trained and is an expert in treating Disorders, Pathologies and Cancers of the Head and Neck region including Face, Oral Cavity, Tongue, Jaw, Throat/Tonsils, Neck, Thyroid and Parathyroid glands, Salivary glands, Skin cancers of face, nose, neck, and scalp, in addition to Advanced Complex Reconstructions of these regions.
He is among the very few advanced trained sub-specialists in this area in DFW metroplex, and has patients who come from as far as Oklahoma and all over Texas to see him.
Dr. Eftekhari is a Fellow of the American Head & Neck Society and American College of Surgeons.
Please continue to read on to find out more about Head and Neck Surgery and Reconstruction to see whether a consultation would be beneficial for your unique needs.
WHAT IS HEAD AND NECK SURGERY?
A Head and Neck Surgeon focuses specifically on the surgical management of diseases and disorders of the Face, Oral Cavity, Tongue, Jaw, Throat/Tonsils, Neck, Thyroid and Parathyroid glands, Salivary glands, Skin cancers of face, neck, and scalp and nose, just to name a few. While an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are experts in Face, Jaw, Mouth, Dental Structures, and other parts of the Face and Scalp region. Dr. Eftekhari is an expert and is trained with extensive experience in both of these fields as described above.
Many doctors and surgeons have general knowledge of all of the body’s systems. However, they do not often have specialized knowledge about particular parts of the body. The same way that there are specialist surgeons for the heart (cardiothoracic), brain (neurosurgery), limbs (orthopedic), and more, there are head and neck surgeons to concentrate on the specific structures in the facial and neck areas.
WHAT TRAINING DOES A HEAD AND NECK SURGEON HAVE?
To become a head and neck surgeon, a physician must complete and pass a comprehensive and accredited program of study. So not only do they have to be a doctors first, but they also continue their education after obtaining their Medical Degree.
Surgeons learn to provide care and surgery for patients with diseases and disorders that affect the Face, Oral Cavity, Tongue, Jaw, Throat/Tonsils, Neck, Thyroid and Parathyroid glands, Salivary glands, Skin cancers of face, neck, nose and scalp, in addition to Advanced Complex Reconstructions of these regions. They are also experts in surgical treatment of cancers and malignancies associated with the above mentioned head and neck structures.
At NextGen Facial, Head & Neck Surgery, we rely on expert knowledge and experience to provide patients with the most up to date and highest level of care in treatment and surgical options. Dr. Eftekhari’s extensive training includes completion of surgical residency training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery followed by Advanced Fellowship training in Head and Neck Surgery & Reconstruciton including management of complex head and neck disorders, pathologies and cancers. He also is an expert in reconstructive surgery of the face, head and neck regions and utilizes advanced techniques in microvascular reconstruction to offer his patients the best care possible.
WHO NEEDS TO SEE A HEAD AND NECK SURGEON?
There are many reasons to see a Head and Neck Surgeon, some that may include unexplained masses, lesions, swellings and bumps, or pain associated with face, neck, throat, nose, and oral cavity. These patients should get assessed by a head and neck surgeon for specialized care. Additionally, Patients for routine Oral, Head & Neck Cancer screening or with a Cancer diagnosis of Face, Oral Cavity, Tongue, Jaw, Throat/Tonsils, Neck, Thyroid and Parathyroid glands, Salivary glands, larynx, Skin of face, neck, scalp, and nose may also require the expertise and surgical care of a head and neck surgeon such as Dr. Eftekhari.
In addition to these conditions, most head and neck surgeons such as Dr. Eftekhari, also treat patients with trauma to face, head and neck region or infections and abscesses of face, neck, oral cavity and throat along with reconstructive surgery.
Patients who need a neck, facial, oral, or throat growth evaluated, for example, may receive a referral to a head and neck surgeon for evaluation. Similarly, a person who requires a face, neck or throat biopsy or has infection or abscess associated with tonsils or neck/face, will receive the procedure under the care of a head and neck surgeon, if surgery is indicated.
Dr. Eftekhari is an expert in treating the above mentioned conditions utilizing the most advanced and up to date treatment options within our cutting edge facilities in DFW and North Dallas region in Texas.
WHAT TYPES OF SERVICES DOES A HEAD AND NECK SURGEON PROVIDE?
A head and neck doctor will provide consultations, treatment, and surgery for a range of conditions. Two specific areas of head and neck surgery involve cancer with reconstructive surgery And Non-cancerous pathologies and masses in addition to Trauma and Infections.
For example, a head and neck surgeon such as Dr. Eftekhari will examine and treat lumps, masses or lesion on the neck, face, oral cavity, tongue and throat/tonsils and facial and nasal skin, or anyone with enlarged Thyroid gland or Salivary gland disorders. He also performs reconstruction of these lesions in anyone with advanced cancer, pathologies or trauma.
A surgeon may also explore salivary gland pathology, including infections, stones or masses and cancer surgery in the salivary glands. Other areas of concentration for a head and neck specialist include parotid gland surgery, thyroid gland surgery and nodules, parathyroid gland surgery, and throat and tonsil surgeries. Even if a person does not require surgery, they may benefit from an examination and treatment by a head and neck surgeon.
Oral, jaw, facial and neck reconstruction, as well as microvascular free flap reconstructive surgery, are additional areas of expertise by some head and neck surgeons, which includes Dr. Eftekhari at NextGen Facial, Head & Neck Surgery.
DOES MEDICAL INSURANCE COVER HEAD AND NECK SURGERY?
Dr. Eftekhari accepts all major insurances, including Medicare.
In most cases, patients’ medical insurance will cover the majority of your treatment costs with a head and neck specialist. In many cases insurance will cover the entire course of treatment, including surgery, especially if your condition is a serious one.
However, some surgeries may require insurance pre-approval, so it’s always helpful to check ahead with your insurance provider to ensure you won’t incur out-of-pocket expenses. In any case, NextGen accepts most major dental and medical insurance plans, including Medicare.
Some procedures may not be admissible under your insurance plan, but if so, NextGen will work with you to determine the best course of action to ensure optimal treatment for your needs.
CONTACT NEXTGEN OMS
It can be intimidating to face a diagnosis of cancer or another serious condition. But whether you have received a referral from your current care provider or are looking for a second opinion for your condition, consulting with our head and neck surgeon Dr. Eftekhari may provide the answers and reassurance you need.
You may need an experienced surgeon to handle your care, or you may need diagnostic or preventative care to address a particular condition. Whatever your needs, the first step is to schedule a consultation to find out how NextGen Facial, Head & Neck Surgery and Dr. Eftekhari can help you with your health and wellbeing. We are proud to be one of the few clinics in the region to be able to see a patient for a consultation within a week. Urgent consultations are also available.
Most Surgeries are performed at Major Hospitals in North Dallas region with state of the art facilities including: THR Presbyterian Hospital, Medical City Plano, Methodist and Baylor Scott & White Hospitals.
If you or someone you know has any concern or questions regarding an abnormal growth, pain, lesions, or swelling in the Head , Neck, Scalp, Face, Skin, Oral Cavity or Throat regions count on Dr. Eftekhari to evaluate and treat your concerns as soon as possible.
- Oral, Tongue & Throat/Tonsil Cancer and Pathologies
- Face, Neck and Scalp Skin cancer and lesions
- Neck Mass, Tumors, and other Pathologies
- Oral, Jaw and Facial Reconstructive Surgery
- Thyroid and Parathyroid gland Surgeries
- Parotid gland and Salivary gland Surgeries and Pathology
- Nasal Reconstruction
- Microvascular free tissue transfer (Free Flap Surgery)
- Laryngeal cancer
- Oral/tongue lesions & Biopsies