People travel from all over the world to receive care from our team of head and neck specialists at Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. As international leaders in head and neck surgery, our team of surgeons treat a variety of head and neck conditions, ranging from benign tumors in the throat or larynx to complex cancers.
Our surgeons have extensive experience performing a wide range of complex surgeries using minimally invasive techniques, such as endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries. Their experience translates into the best possible care and outcomes for you.
We work together to ensure that you receive the comprehensive care you need. Our team members collaborate with each other, as well as with experts in other medical disciplines, to provide you with individual care that addresses your unique needs.
We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure that you receive the best possible care.
Vanderbilt has pioneered surgical techniques to treat head and neck conditions and vocal cord paralysis. For example, Vanderbilt is one of only a few medical centers where surgeons perform a delicate, advanced surgery to remove rare tumors called vagal schwannomas — while preserving nerve function in the head and neck.
Our surgeons are not only deeply invested in improving healthcare for you, but also for communities around the world. Members of our team regularly participate in medical mission trips to Haiti, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and other nations to help people in need. During these trips, they teach local doctors to perform a variety of procedures to ensure continuity of patient care even after they return home.
As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial.
We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
Patients are seen in the John S. Odess Clinic for Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.