Transoral Robotic Surgery

Geoffrey D. Young, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FSSO, chief of Head and Neck Surgery at Miami Cancer Institute, discusses advances in transoral robotic surgery. 

Dr. Young specializes in the surgical treatment of cancers affecting the head and neck, including the mouth, throat, larynx, swallowing passages, thyroid and salivary glands, as well as skin cancers on the scalp, face and neck. He has expertise and experience in transoral robotic surgery and transoral laser microsurgery. These advanced procedures utilize a robotic system to make more-precise movements, often resulting in a quicker recovery and fewer complications for people with mouth and throat cancers. 

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians, Dentists, Otolaryngologists, Gastroenterologists, Radiologists, Medical Oncologists, Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons, Surgeons, Pathologists and Hospitalists.

Learning Objective

  • Explain advances in transoral robotic surgery and review innovations on the horizon. 
Additional information
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Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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Geoffrey D. Young, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FSSO
Chief of Head and Neck Surgery, Miami Cancer Institute
Vice Chair, Department of Surgery
Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Geoffrey D. Young, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FSSO, faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage. 

J. Arturo Fridman, M.D., conference director for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationship with ineligible companies* to disclose.

None of the content reviewers, planners and non-faculty contributors for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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  • 0.50 General certificate of attendance
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