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Head and neck surgery options offered in Austin, TX

Dr. Teresa Kroeker is a head and neck surgeon, specializing in endocrine (thyroid and parathyroid) head and neck surgery.

Some of the head and neck surgeries performed in addition to thyroid and parathyroid surgery by Dr. Kroeker are:


A parotidectomy is the surgical resection (removal) of the parotid gland, the major and largest of the salivary glands. This is done for tumors that grow within the parotid gland.

Salivary Gland Surgery

This surgery is done to remove a tumor within a salivary gland. There are different types of salivary glands:

  • Parotid Glands: one in each cheek in front of the ears
  • Submandibular Glands: just under the jaw/floor of mouth on both sides of the neck
  • Sublingual Glands: under the tongue

Other surgeries performed:

  • Any type of neck mass
    • Schwannoma
    • Lymph nodes that are concerning for lymphoma or other types of metastatic cancer
    • Thyroglossal duct cyst
    • Branchial cleft cyst
    • Lipoma
    • Sebaceous cyst