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Studies

Technical report for Intra-arterial cetuximab for the treatment of recurrent unresectable head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Here we present the first reported case of super-selective intra-arterial (SSIA) microcatheter based local delivery of cetuximab for head and neck cancer. This technical report describes the techniques used to deliver the SSIA dose of cetuximab, as well as the patient outcome. Click here to learn more.

Exploratory study for identifying systemic biomarkers that correlate with pain response in patients with intervertebral disc disorders.

Molecular events that drive disc damage and low back pain (LBP) may precede clinical manifestation of disease onset and can cause detrimental long-term effects such as disability. Biomarkers serve as objective molecular indicators of pathological processes. The goal of this study is to identify systemic biochemical factors as predictors of response to treatment of LBP with epidural steroid injection (ESI). Click here to learn more.

Clinical Trials

Phase I trial of super-selective intra-arterial infusion of Cetuximab (Erbitux) with or without radiation therapy for the treatment of unresectable recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

This is an open-label, non-randomized, two arm, Phase I research study of superselective intraarterial Cetuximab (Erbitux) with or without radiation therapy for treatment of recurrent unresectable squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC). Click here to learn more.

Surgical Innovations Preserve Nerves and Blood Vessels

Our surgical team has developed and refined new techniques to preserve nerves and blood vessels – especially when removing deep-seated tumors. We have also developed new methods to reconstruct cranial nerves, and restore their function, by grafting nerves from other sites. Advancements in carotid artery reconstruction enable us to apply vein and arterial grafts to reduce the patient's potential for stroke.

Surgical Endoscopes Increase Access

Technical advancements in endoscope design have increased our ability to access and see within deep-seated areas. The team combines this technology with conventional procedures to maximize the safety and the efficiency of resection and reconstruction techniques.

Advanced Guidance and Navigation Systems

Patients benefit from our use of an advanced LED (light emitting diode) navigational system that precisely locates tumors and lesions at the base of the skull and deep within the brain. The system enables surgeons to control what they see through their operating instruments.

Multiple Procedures During a Single Stay

The team strives to maximize each patient's hospital stay by performing all stages of a procedure during one hospitalization, unless the patient's safety or wellbeing determine otherwise. This facilitates the patient's rehabilitation after surgery and return to everyday life.

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Angelo Reppucci, MD

Dr. Reppucci is double board certified in both otolaryngology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery with special expertise in rhinoplastic facial plastic surgery.