ENT, Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology Department

How do you avoid aesthetic consequences after operations of removal of tumors of head and neck?

Currently, the operating technique, which saves tissues, is applied during operations of tumors head and neck. Modern methods of plastic and reconstructive surgery are used for tissue defect plastics in order to preserve and restore facial aesthetics and the function of organs. A lot of attention is paid to voice reconstruction and rehabilitation after surgery.


Doctors  13       Nurses   19

Total - 32

1459 patients were treated in the department
1166 patients were treated for malignant tumor pathology
175 patients were treated for non-malignant pathology

Hospitalizations according to the cancer location, 2016

  • Laryngeal cancer: 135
  • Metastases in lymph nodes: 35
  • Laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer: 84
  • Melanoma: 54
  • Skin cancer: 225
  • Lip, mouth cancer: 76
  • Thyroid cancer: 75
  • Cancer of nasal sinuses, sinuses and upper jaws: 15
  • Salivary gland cancer: 12
  • Lymphoma: 5
  • Cancer without primary focus: 1

Main projects:

  • The part of the project “Atlas of cancer tissue genome“: Research “The significance of polymorphism of types of oncogenic human papillomavirus and some genes that influence the tumor process to efficiency of therapy of oncological patients” (2014-2018, researchers doctors: A.Bunikis, I. Mackevičienė, V. Čepulis, J. Gibavičienė, L. Pocius).
  • Phase III, research of random samples comparing pembrolizumab (MK-3475) with standard treatment of patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer (researcher J. Gibavičienė). 

Event: Our team yearly participates in  The Mouth Cancer Month campaign which aims to raise awareness of mouth cancer, early detection and prevention of oral cancer. Throughout February our specialists run a walk-in clinic for cancer screening in patients with the unusual mouth changes, collaborating together with press and media spreading an information about the oral cancer, urging people to visit their heath specialist if they found any mouth changes.

Updated 2018-05-03 08:06