Ameloblastoma care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
At Mayo Clinic, ear, nose and throat specialists (otorhinolaryngologists) work with experts in plastic and reconstructive surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, pathology, radiation oncology, and oncology, to form a multidisciplinary team to care for people with ameloblastoma. Other professionals are included as needed.
Advanced testing and analysis
Mayo Clinic pathologists have expertise in analyzing and diagnosing rare tumors. Pathologists examine cell samples to determine what types of cells are involved in the tumor and whether they're noncancerous (benign) or cancerous (malignant). Your doctor uses this information to put together an appropriate treatment plan for you that can effectively treat your tumor.
Personalized treatment options
The appropriate treatment for your ameloblastoma depends on many factors. Your Mayo Clinic doctors will consider your tumor's size and location, and the type and appearance of the cells involved. Your treatment team also considers your treatment goals and your personal preferences when making a treatment recommendation.
Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review your treatment options and choose the most appropriate approach to meet your needs and goals. Treatment options include surgery to remove the tumor and reconstructive surgery to restore the ability to speak and to eat, if needed. Radiation therapy may sometimes be an option.
At Mayo Clinic, a variety of professionals will work with you to help you maintain your quality of life during and after ameloblastoma treatment. This team may include dietitians, speech therapists, swallowing therapists, physical therapists, and specialists who make artificial replacements for missing teeth or other damaged natural structures in the mouth (prosthodontists).
Expertise and rankings
Ameloblastoma is a rare tumor. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience treating more than 150 people with ameloblastoma each year.
Locations, travel and lodging
Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.
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Costs and insurance
Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.
In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.
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