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Salivary gland removal

You may need a salivary gland removed to eliminate a benign or malignant tumour, or when a gland duct becomes blocked, causing pain and swelling.

What is salivary gland removal? 

The salivary glands produce saliva.  There are three major pairs of salivary glands; parotid glands, sublingual glands and submandibular glands.  Some patients may require to have a salivary gland removed to eliminate a benign or malignant tumour but also in the situation where a gland duct becomes blocked (often by a stone or narrowing of the duct) causing pain and swelling. 

What does the surgery involve?

Surgery is performed under general anaesthetic.  The position of the incision depends on the gland that is being removed.  There are risks that are specific to the surgical removal of the salivary gland and your consultant surgeon will discuss these with you.  

How soon will I recover?

Post operatively you may experience some mild pain requiring pain killers. You should be able to eat and drink normally almost immediately and removal of one of these glands will not make any significant difference to the amounts of saliva that you produce.

Specialists Offering Salivary gland removal

Mr Andrew Gardner

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

BDS, MFDS RCSEd, MBChB, MRCSEd, FRCS (OMFS)

BMI Ross Hall Hospital 1 more BMI Carrick Glen Hospital

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Mr Stephen Derbyshire

Consultant ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon

MBChB, PGCert Med Sci, DOHNS, FRCS

BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital

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Mr Atul Kusanale

Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

MDS, FDSRCS (ENG), MBBS, MRCS (Surgery), FRCS (OMFS)

BMI The Harbour Hospital

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Mr Neil Bateman

Consultant Paediatric ENT Surgeon

BMedSci, BM BS, FRCS, FRCS (Oto), FRCS (ORL-HNS)

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr Stuart Robertson

Consultant ENT & Head & Neck Surgeon

BSc(Hons) MBChB FRCSGlasg(ORL-HNS)

BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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