TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
A new, minimally invasive procedure for head and neck cancer! Being diagnosed with cancer is stressful enough, but those diagnosed with head and neck cancer face unique challenges. Traditional treatment for head and neck cancers is often very invasive and can cause significant damage to speech, swallowing and appearance. A new, advanced treatment option designed to minimize intensity and optimize outcomes and recovery is now available at Greenville ENT.
TransOral Robotic Surgery (TORS) is the world’s first minimally invasive, robotic assisted procedure for head and neck cancer surgery. It is designed to avoid incisions by removing the cancer through the patient’s mouth.
Traditional surgery often meant 10+ hours in surgery, weeks or months of recovery, and significant impact to speech, swallowing and appearance. With TORS, tumors can be completely removed while preserving speech, swallowing,
and other key functions. The result is a shorter treatment time with minimal scarring. Plus, TORS may minimize the long-term effects of chemo and radiation, which is particularly valuable in enhancing the quality of life for younger patients.