Head and neck cancers - Salem OregonProblems in the head and neck region include cancer, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, trauma resulting from accident or injury, and congenital deformities.

Our physicians and surgeons are skilled in the latest treatment techniques, and offer compassionate care to all patients. We treat a variety of cancers, and our team of facial plastic surgery specialists is experienced in performing reconstructive facial plastic surgery procedures for those who have suffered disfiguring facial injuries or have congenital defects.


Our physicians are board-certified in the treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck. Our physicians participate in the Tumor Board at Salem Hospital that includes multidisciplinary treatment of cancers including radiation and chemotherapy. Our surgeons perform the initial diagnosis in the office with procedures such as fine needle aspiration, flexible endoscopy…

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Thyroid & Parathyroid

Three of our surgeons specialize in surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. Their five years of postgraduate training concentrated specifically on disorders of the head and neck, including these glands. Specialized anatomic training, as well as the frequent surgical treatment of many diseases involving the neck, makes these Otolaryngologists especially qualified to perform minimally…

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Facial Reconstruction

In addition to cosmetic procedures, Dr. Nishioka can provide needed comprehensive facial reconstruction plastic surgery services of the head, face, neck, and selective body skin lesions. These procedures include: Skin lesion or mass removal (benign and malignant) Reconstruction of post-traumatic injuries where form and function has been lost (nasal injuries, debilitating scarring, etc.) Complex nasal…

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Facial Plastics & Reconstruction

Facial plastic surgery is popular with patients who want to correct flaws, reduce the signs of aging, or improve their self-confidence. Some of the more common procedures include: Facelift. Used to smooth and tighten sagging skin and eliminate excess skin and fat. The face is usually the first area to show signs of aging. Rhinoplasty…

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Facial Nerve Disorders

The facial nerve reaches the muscles of the face through the internal auditory canal, the middle ear, the mastoid portion of the skull, and finally through the parotid salivary gland. Disorders of the facial nerve may cause weakness and paralysis of the face, weakness of eye closure, drooping of the brow or lip, or abnormal…

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