Head & Neck Surgery by PHOENIX’S TOP DOCTORS
Dr. Kurt E. Heiland and Dr. Cheryl A. MacKechnie are specialists in performing robotic-assisted minimally invasive head and neck surgery. The use of this transoral robotic surgery reduces recovery time and minimizes surgical risks. Transoral robotic surgery is often used for certain types of throat cancer and sleep apnea.
This ground-breaking procedure allows you to avoid or decreases the intensity of radiation therapy, lessening the side effects of traditional treatment, with benefits including no Tracheostomy, shorter hospital stays, and fewer complications.
The use of TORS results in shorter, virtually scarless head and neck surgery with a quicker recovery. TORS is performed through your mouth, providing unprecedented access to the small and often difficult-to-reach areas of the mouth and throat.
Dr. Kurt E. Heiland was recently featured in the Phoenix Magazine 2018 Top Doctor issue. He has been chosen by his peers for more than 11 years in the Otolaryngologist Specialty (what most of us call ENT).
Dr. Heiland specializes in surgery of the head and neck, utilizing the latest technology and techniques. Dr. Heiland is also qualified to treat balance problems and is a member of VEDA (Vestibular Disorders Association).
Dr. MacKechnie was featured in the Phoenix Top Doctor’s list in 2020, Dr. Mackechnie is board certified in Otolaryngology and treats a broad range of ear, nose, and throat conditions.
EVERYTHING THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE REVOLUTIONARY Transoral Robotic Surgery
Q: Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS) – so, what is it?
If you’re suffering with sleep apnea, this surgery can be used to help ease that too.
Q: What are the benefits of this procedure?
Q: How long is recovery?
Q: Who is a candidate for transoral robotic surgery?
The decision to offer TORS or recommend another form of treatment is best made by an experienced head and neck surgeon like Kurt E. Hieland, M.D.
Q: What about side effects?
Only 3 in 100 patients will experience post operative bleeding, with only 1 out of 100 patients requiring intervention to stop bleeding.
Q: Will I have any visible scars?
Dr. Kurt Heiland and PA Julie Kramer helped me in my time of need. I had swollen tonsils, adenoids, and a deviated septum. I had gone two months of getting no sleep because of how badly swollen the tonsils would block my airway passages. I went in for surgery a year ago today, and I am so glad to have it done. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, I can not thank you two enough for helping me get better.