Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 2014 Winter Newsletter

For the latest from the Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, please read the winter edition of the newsletter.

Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 2014 Winter Newsletter click to enlarge Thumbnail of Winter 2014 Heads Up
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery 2014 Winter Newsletter click to enlarge Dr. Harold C. Pillsbury, Dept of OHNS Professor and Chair

This winter edition of Heads Up emphasizes both the Department's vision for incorporating the highest level of technology in our operative procedures and the humanitarian aspect of the individuals in our group. The story of Baby Adam is touching and a tremendous testimony to the generosity of Brent Senior and his family. Brent has continuously given of himself to individuals locally, nationally, and internationally to improve the quality of their lives. This has been tremendous inspiration for every member of our group.

In the field of expanding technology, the utilization of the robot to treat sleep apnea is certainly not unique to us, but it has been used with increasing frequency in the management of refractory obstructive sleep apnea. Patients with the tongue reduction surgery offered by TORS are spared a tracheostomy and able to continue productive lives without threat of comorbidities.

Finally, I would like to mention how proud we are of Greg Postma and his accomplishments at the Georgia Regents University in Augusta. As proud as I am of all the things he has accomplished, I really wish that he would finish his Triological thesis so that he could be a candidate for the American Laryngological Association. That would be the capstone of his career.

Harold C. Pillsbury III, MD, FACS
Thomas J. Dark Distinguished Professor and Chair