Head and Neck Center

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.

Meet Your Care Team

Young J. Kim
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4.7

Young J. KimPhD, MD

    Cancer, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Cancer, Oral and Other Cancer, Oropharyngeal Cancer, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery
Alexander J. Langerman
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4.9

Alexander J. LangermanMD

    Cancer, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Cancer, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Plastic Surgery within the Head and Neck, Skull Base Conditions
Kyle Mannion
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4.9

Kyle MannionMD

    Cancer, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Cancer, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Skull Base Conditions, Skull Base Surgery
James L. Netterville
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4.9

James L. NettervilleMD

    Cancer, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Cancer, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Skull Base Conditions, Skull Base Surgery
Sarah L. Rohde
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4.9

Sarah L. RohdeMD

    Cancer, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Cancer, Otolaryngology, Otolaryngology Surgery, Skull Base Conditions, Skull Base Surgery
Robert J. Sinard
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4.9

Robert J. SinardMD, FACS

    Benign Tumors of the Face and Jaws, Cancer, ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology), Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Infection, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Otolaryngology

Why Choose Head and Neck Center at Vanderbilt

  • Knowledge and experience in surgery

    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.

  • Team approach

    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.

  • Personalized care

    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.

  • Innovation

    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.

  • Community support

    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.

  • Clinical trials

    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

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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    Endoscopic laryngeal surgery
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    Endoscopic Zenker’s diverticulectomy
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    Lateral skull base surgery
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    Microvascular reconstruction
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    Minimally invasive parathyroid surgery
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    Minimally invasive parotid surgery
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    Robotic thyroid surgery
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    Robotic transoral surgery

Location

Patients are seen in the John S. Odess Clinic for Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery.

1215 21st Ave. S., Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232