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Parotid gland tumor

Posted by @catem in Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat, Mar 31, 2012

I have a parotid gland tumor that's going to have to be removed and I am looking for the best surgeon that does parotidectomys...not sure I spelled that correctly...but I'm sure you get the point. I am very concerned about the possible risks and want to make sure that there aren't any...and of course I don't want a scar. Let me know if anyone out there knows of this perfect surgeon...thanks...Cate


Posted by @janed65, Apr 17, 2012

Hi Cate,
I live in Washington state, and I would reccomend my doctor. Dr Julie Gustufson she's an ear nose throat doctor( located in puyallup) she did an awesome job.
I just had my Partotid gland removed on April 12th. The surgerey went well I only have a small amount of stitches in front of my ear and behind my ear, it won't be noticeable when it heals completely.
The scarry part now is just waiting for the results from the pathologists to see if I need chemo.
Good luck and god bless,
Jane 🙂


Posted by @ejm, Apr 27, 2012

I'm very glad your surgery went well. At the Mayo Clinic, we have extensive experience in parotid gland pathology and surgical treatment of all types. We have immediate frozen section pathology and are able to make an accurate diagnosis at the time of the surgery routinely, and we specialize in parotid gland scar minimization and take pride in our cosmetic outcomes and surgical results. We would be happy to see you with any parotid gland problems.

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Posted by @pammyj11, Oct 6, 2012

I just had my parotid surgery at Mayo in Jacksonville Florida and it went extremely well. My doctor was Dr. John Casler and he is want to have someone who is experienced in these kind of surgeries. I know your post is many months old now, I hope that you have found someone who has helped you!

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