The head and neck region is one of the most essential, and complex areas of the human body.
It represents the main corridor between the brain and the body, and is defined by the area between the skull base and the top of the chest. Due to its confined space, it represents the densest area of vital structures in the human body. The head and neck region not only provides a transport corridor for functional input to the human body, but itself harbors an array of functional organs responsible for essentials like breathing, swallowing, speech, chewing, hearing, eyesight, balance, contact, exchange of emotions, hormone production and many others. This makes treatment of head and neck disease complicated, as it is often constrained by the delicate trade-off between eradication of disease and preservation of these functional aspects essential for quality of life.
When cancer arises in the head and neck region, the need for optimization of this delicate trade-off is magnified. In order to navigate this “mine field” successfully, and reach the optimal solution, several factors are essential. These include involvement of an experienced medical team, availability of modern technical and medical facilities, a patient-doctor relationship characterized by empathy, honesty, transparency, and patient autonomy, and a peaceful environment in order to successfully compare the risk/benefit ratio of each treatment option within the context of not only the strengths of scientific knowledge but also the limitations.
Andorra combines the advantages of a world class healthcare system (Lancet 2017), and internationally renowned head and neck specialists, with a tranquil, physically secure, and health promoting, environment and easy accessibility (near 8 international airports). Patients are invited for a(n) (second) opinion on benign tumors, cancers, or other complex problems of the head and neck, and maxillofacial region.
Who is this for?
Patients with benign tumors, cancers or other complex problems within the head and neck, ENT or maxillofacial region.
Your main doctor will be Dr. Volkert B. Wreesmann MD PhD.
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