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Study Finds Transoral Robotic Surgery Safe and Effective In Treating Some Throat Cancers

A new Mayo Clinic study found that the use of transoral robotic surgery for the treatment of tonsil and base of tongue cancers is safe, effective and enables faster recovery times. The results of this research were even more positive than we expected. We found great advantages to using transoral [...]

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Cochlear Implants

Dr. Colin Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon discusses Mayo Clinic's minimally invasive approach to cochlear implants and efforts to preserve existing hearing. A cochlear implant is a prosthetic device that partially restores hearing function in individuals who have severe-to-profound sensorineural hearing loss.

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Communicating with Hearing-Impaired Patients

This week is designated International Week of the Deaf, to focus attention on the accomplishments and challenges facing deaf and hearing-impaired people. A potential health care issue for this population is overcoming a communication barrier with medical providers. Mayo Clinic ENT expert Colin Driscoll, M.D., says, “There are many patients with significant amounts [...]

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