Yale Head and Neck Program

At the Yale Head and Neck Program, our multidisciplinary team is committed to treating, curing, and improving the lives of patients with head and neck cancers, including cancers of the throat, larynx, nose, sinuses, and mouth. Our goal is to provide the best possible outcome for each and every patient. We collaborate with other world-class surgeons and specialists within Yale to create a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan that focuses on each patient’s unique needs and condition. 
We understand the importance of treating cancer with a curative goal while doing everything possible to preserve the delicate and critical structures of the face, head, and neck that are responsible for swallowing, breathing, speaking, facial expressions, and hearing. Our surgeons have extensive experience at performing the most sophisticated and minimally invasive surgical techniques to remove the cancer without interfering with these delicate structures while allowing patients to recover more quickly and with less postoperative discomfort.
Our surgeons see patients at and perform surgical procedures at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Please call 203.200.4622 to schedule an appointment.

A Message To Our Patients

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Dr. Wendell G. Yarbrough

Welcome to the Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, & Throat) Section within the Department of Surgery at Yale. 

On October 24th, Yale Head and Neck Performed Screenings at ESPN

Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center partnered with Bristol Hospital to offer staff at ESPN head and neck cancer screenings this week. Over 130 employees were screened by physicians and staff, who were also on hand to provide education about the signs and symptoms of head and neck cancers.

To view photos from the event click here.