The Mercy Clinic Head and Neck Cancer group includes board-certified head and neck surgeons: Dr. Daniel Pinheiro, Dr. Christina Mimikos, and Dr. Benjamin Hodnett, and their assistants Ashley Hrabik, PA; Lauren Stock, PA; Molly Aasby, NP; and Amy Clift, SLP. They specialize in treatment of cancers related to tobacco and alcohol use as well as tonsil and base of tongue cancers related to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), which is now the main causative agent in 95% of oropharynx cancers in the area. Their surgeons possess unique skills and utilize the newest surgical techniques, including Transoral Robotic Surgery (TORS), microvascular reconstruction, sialendoscopy, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). They specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with cancer of the head and neck including tumors of the mouth, nose, throat, thyroid and parathyroid glands, and salivary glands. Mercy patients have access to the latest advances in minimally invasive care, and the support of a team dedicated to patient centered, comprehensive, multidisciplinary care. At Mercy, they value compassion above all and their patients’ lives are their life’s work. Learn how their team-oriented, multidisciplinary approach can improve the odds and maximize functional outcomes for those with tumors of the head and neck.