A parotidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the parotid gland tumour. The parotid gland is the largest salivary gland located in front of the ear.
Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common salivary gland tumour. It predominantly affects the superficial lobe of the parotid gland. It is a benign tumour. But over time, it can turn cancerous. It is also known as a mixed tumour because it consists of a combination of different cell types. Surgery is needed as this can turn into cancer and also it can be damaging when it grows.
The routine surgery leaves the patient with a scar in front of the ear. However, today we can perform robotic parotidectomy.
Dr Sandeep Nayak, a well-known doctor for parotidectomy in Bangalore, says that “robotic parotidectomy uses a remote access approach to make the scar of surgery invisible. A robotic platform also gives magnification, unmatched vision clarity, and precision.”
Dr Sandeep Nayak is among the preferred surgical oncologists for people seeking parotidectomy surgery in Bangalore.
In this article, we will explore the types of salivary glands, salivary gland tumours, their causes, treatment options and more.
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