The Dr. P. Phillips Baby Place
Considered the "boutique" hospital for new moms and babies, moms enjoy five-star amenities coupled with unrivaled compassion and expertise.
Ear, Nose & Throat
We are the only dedicated ENT unit in Central Florida, our staff has been trained in the care of otolaryngology and its associated subspecialties..
Florida Hospital Orthopaedic Institute
Renowned for progressive medical programs and innovative approaches, Florida Hospital is known for having one of the top orthopaedic programs in the nation.
24-hour Emergency Department
The Winter Park Memorial Hospital Emergency Department is available round-the-clock for medical emergencies and Urgent Care.
Florida Hospital Cancer Institute
Convenient access to the latest medical technology, patient support, and a specialty care unit that treats more cancer patients than any other hospital system in the state.
Inpatient & Outpatient Surgery
An array of specialties including breast, orthopaedic (including joint replacements), and minimally invasive surgery of all kinds.
Complete care in a dedicated unit featuring procedure rooms and recovery rooms.
Our ICU provides closely monitored care for patients requiring the highest level of medical attention.
Florida Hospital treats more heart patients than any other hospital in the nation, and performs more open-heart surgeries than any other hospital in Florida.
The Respiratory Care Department at Winter Park Memorial Hospital is available around the clock, providing compassionate, professional care.
Sleep Disorders Center
The Florida Hospital Center for Sleep Disorders provides an environment with specialists and neurologists to help achieve normal, restful sleep patterns.
Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
From weekend warriors to professional athletes, we have the technology, resources, and expertise to get you back in the game.
Robotically assisted surgery is less invasive and an effective treatment option for complex surgeries.
A complete spectrum of the latest technology in diagnostic imaging including the new PEM scanner, the highest resolution breast imaging technology available.
Monthly Breast Self-Exam
Robotic Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer preserves speech and swallowing
Over 45,000 Americans and approximately 500,000 people worldwide are diagnosed with head and neck cancers each year. Head and neck tumor treatments often involve a combination of surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. In many cases, surgery offers the greatest chance of cure; yet conventional surgery may require an almost ear-to-ear incision across the throat or splitting the jaw, resulting in speech and swallowing deficits for patients.
Revolutionizing care for head and neck cancer patients, a new minimally invasive surgery at Winter Park Memorial Hospital now offers patients an alternative to traditional surgery. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) – allows surgeons to remove tumors of the mouth, tongue, tonsils and parts of the larynx while preserving speech, swallowing and eating.
The minimally invasive TORS approach, which accesses the surgical site through the mouth, has been shown to improve long term swallowing function and reduce risk of infection while speeding up the recovery time. When compared to traditional surgeries, after their cancers have been removed successfully, patients have been able to begin swallowing on their own sooner and leave the hospital earlier. TORS outcomes are markedly improved when compared to standard chemotherapy, radiation or traditional open surgical approaches for oropharyngeal cancer. While patients may still need radiation after TORS, it is at a much lower dose, with reduced side effects.
Head and Neck cancer specialists Jeffrey Lehman, MD and Henry Ho, MD
Specialists Jeffrey Lehman, MD and Henry Ho, MD, medical director of head and neck program at Winter Park Memorial Hospital utilize the daVinci Surgical System robot to precisely remove tumors. Accessing cancer through a patient’s mouth, the surgeons work together - one at the patient’s bedside and the other manipulating the two robotic arms and camera - to perform the surgical procedure. The robotic technology provides physicians three-dimensional, high-definition imaging and better dexterity.
A Center of Excellence
The treatment and management of head and neck cancers can be very complex. At Winter Park Memorial Hospital, the head and neck cancer program draws on the expertise of the area’s largest and most experienced team of otolaryngologists. In addition, patients at Winter Park Memorial Hospital can receive specialized multi-disciplinary care at Central Florida’s only dedicated hospital unit for otolaryngology patients.
Although a diagnosis of cancer is frightening, it can be treated safely and with good outcomes. Through revolutionary robotic procedures like TORS, and the expertise of our surgeons, patients can be assured the best possible care and new hope.
Head/Neck Cancer Symptoms
- Lump in the neck
- Change in the voice
- Blood in saliva
- Difficulty swallowing
- Changes in skin
- Persistent earache
Robotic Surgery Benefits
- Quicker recovery
- Less invasive surgery
- Less post-operative radiation
- Preserved swallowing reflex
- Collaborative surgical approach
To learn more about head and neck cancer treatment options or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lehman or Dr. Ho, call our Care Coordinator at (407) 303-7132.