Surgical Oncologist, Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, India.
Title: Alteration in Swallowing physiology consequent to surgical interventions and management of Dysphagia in Head & Neck Cancer
Dr Shashikant Limbachiya is super specialist (MCh) Head & Neck Onco Surgeon working in Gujarat India. He was awarded MBBS degree from BJ medical college & Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. After his post graduation in Master of Surgery(Otorhinolaryngology), he did super speciality(MCh) from world renowned amrita Institute, kochi. He is founder of India’s first Dysphagia society, “Deglutology Research Foundation”. He is being awarded as research scholar from various organisations. His area of interests are oral,laryngeal,sinonasal, skull base, thyroid, parotid & Neck surgeries as well as Reonstructive Platic & Microvascular procedures. He has authored 6 text book chapters and several publications in reputed journals. He has presented several Keynote/award/ podium papers in various international conferences.
Dysphagia (swallowing dysfunction) is a debilitating, depressing, and potentially life-threatening complication in cancer patients that is likely neglected. In last two decades oncological outcomes has improved with advance in surgical and radiation methods, that’s why quality of life needs to be addressed among survivors. This keynote lecture is aimed to give precise information on dysphagia in head and neck with a focus on assessment tools, prevalence, complications, and impact on quality of life. Management of swallowing dysfunctions will be covered with recent advances and available evidences in all subsites of head and neck cancers who are treated with curative surgical / chemoradiation modality.