The head and the neck are two body parts we rarely give so much thought to; ironically it seems, for the mind finds its home right at the top of the first which, in turn, is supported by the second. Obviously, it is only when we feel pain on these parts that we think of them as ever providing us vital functions without which we would not exist at all or, at least, lead normal lives.
The neck bones and the skull which are connected to each other provide the structure for the two organs to function and to interrelate. Aside from providing support, the neck contains vital parts which allow us to breathe, use language, to sing, to ingest food, to rotate the head and to allow passage for electrical energy and biochemical substances which complete the entire bodily system necessary for human life.
As well, the head contains the brain and all the basic senses we utilize to function as intelligent living beings. Except for the heart and lungs which provide essential functions for the brain to function well, the brain can be said to be the prime motor which allows the whole body to accomplish all that it was designed to do fundamentally or achieve potentially. Intellectual genius and athletic prowess would not at all be possible without the brain, supported by all other faculties and organs, doing a big part of the work.
Together, the head and neck form a formidable pair which often requires serious medical attention because of damage or diseases. Some of the more or less serious conditions which beset this pair which require surgery are the following:
- Tumors or cancers
- Benign and malignant disease of the thyroid
- Benign masses of the head and neck
The following procedures are taken to address the above and other conditions as well:
- Anterior and Lateral Skull Base surgery
- Diagnosis of head and neck cancers through endoscopy and laryngeal videostroboscopy
- Use of laser resection of head and neck malignancies
- Treatment of all head and neck skin cancers, such as carcinoma and melanoma
- Microvascular Free-Tissue Transfer Reconstruction
- Medical and Surgical Treatment of Thyroid and Parathyroid masses/disorders
Dr. Isaacs possesses broad experience and know-how in handling these medical conditions. He has Advanced Certification in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, making him one of the best practitioners available for patients suffering the said problems. When it is about the head and neck, leave it to Dr. Rich to think and worry about as he has a way of helping your needs with professional medical care. At the least, he will take much of the burden of thinking how to resolve your problem medically. That can certainly remove a lot of pressure and worry from your own mind to begin with.