What We Treat

Treatment for Head and Neck Disorders

The physicians and surgeons of North Shore-LIJ Health System's New York Head & Neck Institute (NYHNI) treat the entire range of disorders of the head and neck in adults and children. Every patient is assured state-of-the-art care in both diagnosis and treatment of their problem.

At NYHNI, we use a minimally invasive approach to all procedures, which ensures a faster, more comfortable recovery for the patient. Various conditions we treat are listed below -- however, basic textbooks of head and neck disorders and treatments are more than 6,000 pages in length, so it is by no means complete. We strongly urge patients who have questions to contact us regarding their particular concern.

Common head and neck disorders we treat:

  • Allergies of the airways
  • Sinus infections (sinusitis) or tumors of the sinuses
  • Nasal obstruction or nasal drip
  • Nasal or sinus polyps (benign growths of the lining of the sinuses or nose)
  • Sleep disorders and loud snoring
  • Congenital deformities of the head, face, neck or ears
  • Tumors both benign and malignant of any area of the head and neck
  • Tumors of the skull base (cranial base) or tumors of structures near the skull base (brain or the coverings of the brain)
  • Tumors of nerves passing through the cranial base
  • Paralysis or weakness of the facial muscles
  • The effects of aging on the face, eyelids or neck
  • Disorders of function of the thyroid or parathyroid (four small glands behind the thyroid gland that control levels of calcium in the blood) glands
  • Tumors of the thyroid and parathyroid glands
  • Voice or swallowing problems
  • Disorders of hearing or balance (vertigo)
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Cancers of the nasopharynx (the upper part of the throat behind the nose)
  • Leakage of cerebrospinal fluid through the nose (CSF rhinorrhea)
  • Benign and malignant tumors of the salivary glands
  • Severe chronic pain in the throat or face (neuralgia)
  • Facial tics or spasms
  • Defects of the skull bones
  • Menigiomas (benign tumors of the coverings of the brain)
  • Tumors of the pituitary gland (the gland at the base of the brain that controls all of the other endocrine glands in the body)

Even if you do not see your head and neck problem on this list, NYHNI has the resources to help you. We feature a complete group of the world's leading physicians who treat head and neck disorders by using the latest technology and techniques available. Your experience will include a fast, accurate diagnosis and the finest treatment.