Written by some of the most experienced surgeons in the United States, Contemporary Transoral Surgery for Primary Head and Neck Cancer is a distinct resource for surgeons and oncologists interested in transoral surgery. This text gives readers current, thoroughly illustrated, and data-driven information on all aspects of transoral surgery. The authors are pioneers in the field, having performed thousands of transoral surgery cases and publishing and lecturing extensively on the subject. Opening with the history of transoral surgery, the book goes on to address endoscopic anatomy, general techniques, as well as tips for analysis and pathologic considerations, and provides comprehensive coverage of surgeries for the head and neck subsites. Also included are valuable chapters on surgery for chemoradiation failures, reconstruction techniques for surgical defects, and oncologic and functional outcomes using open surgery, chemoradiation, and transoral surgery. To supplement the text and provide additional visualization of the concepts described, readers can access a companion website that contains video footage of transoral surgery techniques for various head and neck primary cancer sites. Through this highly relevant text, physicians not only learn the technical aspects of transoral surgery for head and neck cancer, but also its importance in the treatment of these patients.
Michael Hinni, MD, is professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Hinni is a consultant in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and program director of the ENT residency program at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. He received his medical degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He then completed a fellowship in Head, Neck and Base of Skull Surgery at the Johannes Gutenberg University Hospital in Mainz, Germany. Dr. Hinni has been an active member of several societies: American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons, American Head and Neck Society, Triological Society, and the American Bronchoesophagological Association. He has been director of more than 20 head and neck surgical educational courses and has invented surgical tools and laryngoscopes. In addition, he serves on the editorial staff of multiple journals. Dr. Hinni's clinical and research activities focus mainly on endoscopic transoral surgery for cancer and endocrine surgery. He has authored or coauthored 66 papers in peer-reviewed journals as well as seven book chapters, and has delivered more than 200 national and international lectures and proffered papers. David G. Lott, MD, is an assistant professor of otolaryngology at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Lott is a consultant in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and also serves as the director of the Voice Program and director of the Larynx and Trachea Regeneration Laboratory at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He also serves as medical director of the Arizona State University/Mayo Clinic Speech Pathology Voice Internship. Dr. Lott received his medical degree from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Head and Neck Institute. He received further fellowship training in laryngeal surgery and professional voice at Harvard Medical School-Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lott's practice and areas of interest include voice and swallowing restoration, laryngeal cancer, laryngotracheal reconstruction, and laryngeal regenerative techniques - including laryngeal transplantation and larynx bioengineering. He has given more than 40 national and international presentations, and authored or co-authored several publications on those topics.