Head and Neck Cancer
As part of our specialty service, Dr Felix Sim has special interest and expertise in the management of oral, head and neck cancers. Oral, head and neck cancers are a group of malignancies affecting soft tissue and bony structures of the mouth, face, and neck. Management of any cancer should be performed within a Head and Neck multidisciplinary team (MDT) to ensure the highest standard of care is made available. Members of this MDT include surgeons of various specialties, radiation and medical oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, nursing staff and allied health staff. All patients are discussed to gain consensus opinion and consider every available treatment option. Dr Sim has appointments at Geelong Hospital, together with Royal Melbourne Hospital and Monash Hospital, two of the largest head and neck cancer services in Victoria.
Treating head and neck cancer is not only about removing the cancer but also the person with the cancer. Whilst no one ever wishes to be diagnosed with cancer, Dr Sim will help you or you’re loved ones navigate through the stressful and often complex process with the end goal of getting you back to living and enjoying life.
Surgery following removal of benign tumours or cancer can leave significant soft tissue, bone and dental defects that require reconstructive surgery.
With a background in dentistry, medicine and surgery followed by subspecialty training specifically in head and neck reconstruction, Felix is able to offer a tailored approach to facial reconstruction, utilising advancements in 3-D virtual surgical planning, microsurgery and flap techniques to restore facial form and function.
Such complex reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation is often done in collaboration with other specialists such as plastic surgeons and prosthodontists.