Head and neck cancer

The treatment of head and neck cancer is done in close collaboration with the head-and-neck oncological departments in the region.


The cancer treatment is organised in a multi-facetted fashion, and each year, the department receives between 600 and 1,000 patients from East Denmark for package courses with prebooked diagnosing times.

Both primary surgery and salvage surgery of all head and neck cancer types, except skin cancers, are performed.

Each year, the department performs 50-60 major reconstruction surgery procedures with free patches together with the department of plastic surgery.

The department’s techniques are under continuous development and research concentrates on new treatment methods.  The department has introduced sentinel-node surgery as a standard for T1-T1N0 oral-cavity cancer patients.

Most recently the department has received a daVinci surgical robot for head and neck surgery (donated by Candy Foundation), started up  since june 2013.

We are highly specialised in: 

  • Head and neck
  • Head and neck cancer surgery
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Robotic surgery (daVinci SI)
  • Benign head and neck surgery
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Maxillo-facial trauma
  • Thyroid/parathyroid surgery 
  • Vascular lesions (sclerotherapy, embolisation, laser, steroids, propranolol, OK-432, surgery)
  • Congenital malformations
  • Infectious head and neck diseases
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
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