Mayo Clinic doctors are dedicated to providing you personalized, comprehensive and innovative care. They understand that cancers of the head and neck are unique to each individual. That's why Mayo Clinic experts use a multidisciplinary approach to both treat your cancer and preserve and restore function and appearance affected by the cancer.

To provide exactly the care you need, the Mayo Clinic Head and Neck Cancer Center houses a network of cancer experts working together to treat all types of head and neck and skull base cancers. These experts customize each person's treatment plan through close collaborations that may include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and other professionals.

Given that head and neck cancers often distort speech, swallowing, breathing and facial appearance, the surgical team includes both surgeons specialized in removing cancers and surgeons specialized in restoring complex function and cosmetic reconstruction.

The U.S. News & World Report ranks Mayo Clinic as America's best hospital and finds that Mayo's ear, nose and throat and cancer practices are some of the best in the country.

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Dr. Moore and colleagues examine a 3d-printed model of a patient’s face before surgery.