New Local Option for Patients with Complex Head and Neck Cancers

Premier Pulse     January 2019

For years, patients with complex head and neck cancers have had to make the drive to Columbus or Cincinnati for treatment. Now, however, Premier Health offers a comprehensive head and neck cancer program that can treat all levels of disease right here in Dayton and the surrounding region.

The area’s only comprehensive head and neck cancer program is led by Sameep Kadakia, MD, a surgeon who is fellowship trained in head and neck cancer and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Kadakia’s subspecialized training is unique to the Dayton region, and allows Premier Health to offer treatment for the most complex head and neck cancers.

Multidisciplinary Program

This multidisciplinary program works collaboratively to treat all benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. The program includes a full complement of services, such as medical oncology, radiation oncology, head and neck surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, speech and swallow support, feeding tube placement, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen treatment, medical imaging, endocrinology and internal medicine, neurosurgical collaboration, dental support, and more.

Variety of Cancers Treated

The head and neck cancer program can treat cancers of the larynx, oral cavity, oral pharynx, sinonasal, nasal pharynx, salivary gland, hypopharynx, neck/lymph node, thyroid, parathyroid, skin cancer of the scalp, ear, and temporal bone, and more. The program also works collaboratively to co-manage patients with cancers of the eye, skull base tumors, and cervical esophageal cancers.

Services Available Across the System

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of this program, services for patients with head and neck cancers are available across the Premier Health system.

To make a referral to the comprehensive head and neck cancer program, call Dr. Kadakia at Premier ENT Associates at (513) 420-4678(513) 420-4678 or choose Premier ENT Associates or Kadakia in the “order search” box in EPIC.

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