Head and Neck Surgeon in kochi

Dr. Mayuri Rajapurkar

Consultant - Head and Neck Surgery
Clinical Research Fellow - Head-Neck Services, UICC-ICRETT Fellowship , Fellowship in Head - Neck Oncologic & Reconstructive Surgery, MCh in Head Neck Surgical Oncology, MS in ENT, MBBS

A Head and Neck Surgeon with more than 11 years of experience, Dr. Mayuri Rajapurkar specializes in surgical management of cancers that affect the mouth, throat, nasal passages, sinuses, voice box, salivary glands, thyroid gland and skin of the scalp, face and neck, with strong focus on optimising functional and aesthetic outcomes. Trained at some of the finest institutes in India and the United States, she is an expert in highly advanced procedures like Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) and Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM).

Area of expertise
  • Oncologic surgery for the upper aero digestive tract (UADT) tumours
  • Conservation Laryngeal Surgery, Laryngectomy - surgery for voice box tumours
  • Lip, Cheek, Tongue, Palate and Jaw Tumours- Peroral resections, pull-through procedures that avoid/ minimise scars and improve functional & aesthetic outcomes, 3D reconstructions and computer aided cutting guides
  • Management of orbital tumours
  • Skull-base surgery for tumours of the paranasal sinuses, anterior skull-base and lateral skull-base
  • Surgery for salivary gland tumours – parotid gland and submandibular gland, with intraoperative facial nerve monitoring
  • Thyroid and parathyroid gland surgery
  • Surgical management of vascular malformations of the scalp, face, neck and UADT
  • Surgical management of cancers of the skin on the head, face & neck
  • Local & regional methods for reconstructive surgery to optimise functional and aesthetic outcomes
  • Free tissue transfer including reconstruction with the use of standard soft tissue and bone flaps
  • Speech & swallowing rehabilitation with focus on optimizing functional outcomes for all head & neck tumours
  • Post laryngectomy/alaryngeal speech rehabilitation: tracheo-esophageal punctures and valves/prosthesis
Awards and recognitions
  • UICC-ICRETT Fellowship, M D Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, USA
  • Research: Role of ceramide synthases in oral carcinogenesis; Tobacco and betel-nut related oral lesions
  • Six published research articles in peer reviewed journals.

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