Methodist Dallas Medical Center has added a new service line—comprehensive head and neck oncology procedures—to its list of services. This service line adds to the robust cancer, gastrointestinal, neuroscience, transplant, and trauma treatment the hospital provides.
According to Methodist Dallas, the head and neck oncology program will use a multidisciplinary approach and incorporate physician leaders from the hospital’s different departments. Its goal is to build on existing treatment pathways to exceed national standards while decreasing treatment morbidity for speech, swallowing, pain, and cosmesis.
Methodist Dallas has also recruited Dr. Martin Corsten as medical director of surgical oncology to lead this newly formed service line. In this role, he will oversee the service line on the clinical side. Corsten hails from Green Bay, Wis.-based Aurora Health Care, where he served as department chair for head and neck surgery.
Methodist Dallas president Dr. Martin Koonsman said in a statement: “We are thrilled to now offer comprehensive head and neck procedures and surgeries to patients in need of this highly-specialized care. Corsten has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and he is an asset to our medical staff and trauma program.”