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Procedure - Head and Neck Surgery

The specialists at Ogden Clinic in Utah perform various head and neck surgery procedures that treat conditions of the ear, nose, and throat. Our Otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialists are familiar with a variety of conditions that require head and neck surgery, including:

Head and Neck Tumors

For patients with head and neck tumors, the specialists at Ogden Clinic can perform surgery to remove the tumors and any surrounding tissue affected by cancerous cells. This includes patients who require lymph node removal, and tumor removal from the head, neck, throat, ears, or sinuses.

Cochlear Implants

Cochlear implants are electronic devices that partially restore hearing for children and adults who have not benefited from standard hearing aids. This procedure requires the doctor to create a small incision behind the affected ear and a minor depression in the skull bone to cradle the implant. After the electrode array is connected through the cochlea (cavity in the inner ear where nerve impulses are produced in response to sounds), the incision site is closed with stitches.

Sleep Apnea and Snoring Corrective Surgery

The ENT specialists at Ogden Clinic can perform various head and neck surgery procedures to help patients who suffer from sleep apnea and chronic snoring. These procedures include tissue removal from the back of your mouth and top of your throat (often including the tonsils and adenoids), jaw repositioning, implants, and tracheostomies.


If a patient has severe or chronic tonsillitis or tonsil cancer, an Ogden Clinic ENT specialist will perform a head and neck surgery procedure known as a tonsillectomy. Tonsillectomies are performed on both children and adults under general anesthesia. During the surgery, the doctor will either use a scalpel or specialized tool that uses heat or energy to remove the tonsils and affected tissue.


This surgical procedure is used as a long-term treatment option, as well as in emergency care. For patients who need assistance breathing, due to a blockage of the traditional method, the doctor will create a hole through the front of the neck, known as a tracheostomy, into the windpipe (trachea). A tracheostomy is often accompanied by use of a ventilator to assist with breathing. In emergency care, a tracheotomy is used to clear the airway after a traumatic injury to the face or neck.

To learn more about the head and neck surgery procedures available at Ogden Clinic, please contact one of our Utah offices today.

Anderson, Douglas, MD
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT

Skedros, Tykie, MD
2255 N. 1700 W.
Layton, UT

Stock, Curt, MD
2255 N. 1700 W.
Layton, UT

Wilcox, Bryan, MD
2255 N. 1700 W.
Layton, UT