Head and neck treatments and surgery cover the structures and tissues that form part of the head and neck, including the face, mouth, lips, throat, nose, skin, thyroid and parathyroid glands.

Head and neck surgeons operate on the parts of the body that are responsible for two of our main senses; hearing and smell, as well as the structures in the face, mouth and throat that allow us to interact with others. Head and neck surgeons can also be trained in dental surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery and ENT surgery, and all of these specialties overlap.

As well as removing benign growths, such as nasal polyps and vocal cord polyps, head and neck surgeons treat cancers that form anywhere in the oral cavity or face, apart from the eyes.