Ent and Head Neck Surger

The ENT And The Head & Neck surgical oncology services of Healthway hospital , are manged by our team of specialists with vast experience and expertise.
Dr sandesh has been a director professor of Goa medical college in department of otorhinolaryngology ,Head neck surgery.
Dr Pawan Rane, has undergone training in the prestigious Tata memorial centre, memorial Sloan Kettering cancer center and kolhapur cancer center and is experienced performing advanced surgical cases.
This department is aided by Dr bossuet Alfonso who is the general surgeon par excellence, Together with, Dr Anupama Borkar (medical oncologist), and Dr Shubajyoti (Radiation oncologist), Dr Pascol Pinto (maxillofacial), Dr Rajiv Usgaonkar (plastic surgeon).They form a very strong team to provide comprehensive surgical management of head neck cancers.


Decompressing the facial nerve may be done through one of three approaches or a combination, where applicable. These include the transmastoid, middle fossa and translabyrinthine approaches.

Ear and Neck cancers are cancers that start in the tissues and organs of the head and neck. They include cancers of the larynx (voice box), throat, lips, mouth, nose, and salivary glands. Most types of head and neck cancer begin in squamous cells that line the moist surfaces inside the head and neck (for example, the mouth, nose, and throat). Cancer of the head and neck are the most common cancers in India (30% of all cancers). Gone are the days when a stand-alone surgeon could treat a patient of head and neck cancer. Treatment of head and neck cancer now requires a multi-disciplinary approach with a team comprising of a head and neck cancer surgeon, a reconstructive surgeon, an onco-anaesthetist, a radiation oncologist, a medical oncologist, an onco-pathologist, a speech and swallowing therapist, a physiotherapist, a dental surgeon, an occupational therapist and a medical counsellor.

In the past, the treatment of head and neck cancer was only aimed at cancer-free survival. Issues like cosmesis, speech, swallowing, pain relief etc. were considered secondary. Over the last few years, the goals of such treatments have changed. Now, in addition to improved survival, we also aim to improve the quality of life of our patients with better cosmesis, better functional outcomes like normal speech, swallowing, taste, smell etc. Each member of the multi-disciplinary team works towards the goal of improving the quality of life of head and neck cancer patients. A good team can deliver excellent service with the support of advanced infrastructure.

No Head & Neck Cancer Centre is complete without rehabilitation services. The treatment of head and neck cancers has a significant impact on essential functions like speech, chewing, swallowing etc. Now, even a patient of total laryngectomy or total glossectomy can speak and swallow normally. We have one of the best rehabilitation departments which includes speech and swallowing therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. A comprehensive speech and swallowing restoration programme begins with pre-op evaluation and counselling. It continues during the post-operative period and during radiotherapy.

It consists of a speech and voice management programme, maneuvers and strategies to improve swallowing and an alaryngeal speech restoration programme. All these facilities are backed by state-of-the-art Operation Theatres, Intensive Care Units and a dedicated and committed team of professionals.

Micro Laryngeal Surgery is a process that helps in the correction of the voice disorder or problem in the larynx. Laryngeal Surgery is related to the treatment of the larynx or the vocal chords and involves the removal of the unwanted and unnatural growth in the larynx.

Microscopic Ear surgery is the treatment of diseases, injuries, or deformations of the ear .

Most people with a deviated septum have one nasal passage that’s much smaller than the other. This can cause difficulty in breathing. Other symptoms of a deviated septum may include frequent nosebleeds and facial pain.At Healthway we carry out Septoplasty, a surgical procedure used to correct a deviated septum. Septoplasty straightens the septum, allowing for better airflow through your nose.

Tumors in different areas of the ear and nose behave differently. Thus, we at Healthway Hospitals determine the treatment and surgery required for tumors based on their site of occurrence, as well as their behavior.

Tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure in which both palatine tonsils are removed from the recess besides the pharynx called the tonsillar fossa. The procedure is performed in response to repeated occurrence of acute tonsillitis, sleep surgery for obstructive sleep apnea, nasal airway obstruction, diphtheria carrier state, snoring, or peritonsillar abscess.


Dr. Sandesh N. Chodankar

Dr. Pawan Prakash Rane