Head & Neck Institute Outcomes
Cleveland Clinic’s Head & Neck Institute offers world-class, highly complex care across a very broad array of conditions affecting the face, head, and neck.
The institute combines the expertise of head and neck surgeons, otolaryngologists, facial plastic surgeons, audiologists, oral surgeons, dentists, and voice specialists to provide compassionate care for adult and pediatric patients. It collaborated in the world’s first successful larynx transplant and the world’s first near-total face transplant, and it is one of the largest programs of its kind.
The Head & Neck Institute is one of 26 clinical and special expertise institutes at Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit academic medical center ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, where more than 3900 staff physicians and researchers in 180 specialties collaborate to give every patient the best outcome and experience.
The Head & Neck Institute is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of 133 clinical providers who treat a wide range of head and neck disorders. The institute’s sections include:
|Head and Neck Surgery and Oncology|
|Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery|
|Otology, Neurotology, and Lateral Skull Base Disorders|
|Rhinology, Sinus, and Skull Base Surgery|
|Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery|
|Allied Hearing, Speech, and Balance Services|
|Clinical Trials Research|
|70 Active clinical research projects|
|300+ Patients enrolled in clinical research projects|
Institute Clinical Activity (2019)
|Total evaluation & management visits||74,900|
|Total new patient visits||44,373|
|Primary surgery cases||6,930|
|Schedule fill rate||92.6%|
|Average length of stay (days)||7.91|
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24/7 referrals are available by contacting the Referring Physician Hotline at 855.REFER.123 (855.733.3712). Learn more at clevelandclinic.org/refer123.