Submandibular Gland Surgery involves removal of the entire Submandibular Gland. This surgery is commonly performed to treat Submandibular Gland tumors and stones. In addition, a chronic infection of the Submandibular Glands that fails to respond to medications is often treated with surgical removal. A small incision is made below the jaw line in the neck. The gland is then removed through this small incision, while preserving surrounding tissues, nerves and vessels.
Dr. Zadeh uses facial nerve monitoring equipment and delicate and meticulous dissection techniques to minimize the risk of any trauma to these important structures during the procedure. Dr. Zadeh also uses cosmetic surgery principles to disguise the incision scar. Submandibular Gland Surgery is an outpatient procedure and most patients are able to go home a few hours after surgery.