For Thyroidectomies, Leave No Scar Behind
Though effective at eradicating thyroid tumors, thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy are unpopular because of their permanent side effect: a scar on the neck. At Johns Hopkins, a robotic approach eliminates that result.
A Resounding End to Otosclerosis
Otosclerosis is one of few types of hearing loss than can be resolved surgically, but even patients appreciate the daunting intricacy of the surgical field.
Solving Eye Problems Through the Nose
Better outcomes are in sight when otolaryngology-head and neck surgery and ophthalmology collaborate. Rhinologist and sinus surgeon Andrew Lane can list the benefits to patients. Learn why he’s more than happy to take an ophthalmology consult.
A new window to the skull base
Head and neck surgeon Kofi Boahene is driven in his quest for less invasive surgical approaches to brain (and skull-base) tumor removal. He’s gone through the eyelid and nasal passages…now he’s discovered another route that provides patient a shortcut to recovery. Read more about this approach.
Toward an artificial trachea
Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery fellow Alexander Hillel and his colleagues focus on more than just creating new kinds of tissue. They’re developing entire musculoskeletal structures.
Reflux that's more than reflux
The new aerodigestive clinic at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center applies a collaborative approach to rare disorders involving the airway and upper digestive tract. Learn how this approach saved the life of malnourished 1-year-old Sarah Kilareski.
When 21-year-old Javier Guinand was diagnosed with a rare tumor, he came to Hopkins, where "rare" is commonplace. His surgical team's familiarity with this condition afforded him a revolutionary approach that erased the possibility of scarring and shortened his recovery time.
Collaborations lead to innovations
Thyroid cancer meets its match with the combined expertise of Hopkins surgeons. Working together creates revolutionary surgical approaches and refined diagnostic measures.
Treating head and neck cancers with multi-d
Human papilloma virus—a known cause of cervical cancer—is emerging as a significant determinant of head and neck cancers. Hopkins otolaryngologist Sara Pai launched a new clinic focused on these cancers.
An eye-opening new surgery
Thanks to Hopkins innovation, the eye is now a window to better outcomes for patients with skull-base tumors, and other dangerous, brain-threatening conditions.
Teaming up for tiny patients
In the very young, it’s critical to have an experienced team to both diagnose and treat all types of head and neck tumors with accuracy and preservation of function.
In the eye of the beholder
How do I look? It's the question of eager brides, nervous interviewees…people passing a mirror. But anxious patients facing reconstructive surgery want to know: How will I look? Hopkins surgeon Kofi Boahene is redefining facial "normalcy".
A mind shift in brain tumor treatment
Surgeons and radiation therapists set aside the "cut/don't cut" divide and join forces to benefit patients. Neurotologist Howard Francis reveals how coordinated expertise expands the spectrum of therapy.
The Long Way Here - Kofi Boahene's Story
Dr. Kofi Boahene crossed four continents and overcame exceptional challenges on his life’s path from Ghanaian student to Johns Hopkins surgeon.
Achieving prosthetic balance
If you can't walk straight, how would life change if you suddenly could? Vestibular implants may hold promise for balance-challenged patients.
Adapting robotic technology for the head and neck
Robotic technology led to minimally invasive surgeries in many fields…fields other than head and neck surgery. Now, Hopkins surgeons are thinking outside the box to make this technology, and its applications, more flexible.