Department of Otolaryngology


Robotic Surgery Division

The Robotic Surgery Division employs latest medical advancement equipment (da Vinci Surgical System) to perform minimally invasive surgeries for conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat:

  • Cancer to the oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

Minimally invasive robotic surgery significantly improves patient recovery times and outcomes when compared to traditional surgical methods. Small cancer tumors can be pinpointed and retracted without affecting a larger tissue area. Precise treatment provides decreased side effects from head and neck surgery, such as safeguarding swallowing ability.

Robotic Surgeons

Michael W. Sim, MD

Michael W. Sim, MD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Chad E. Galer, MD

Chad E. Galer, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery