Surgical Oncologist, Narayana Multispeciality Hospital, India
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.
Management of head and neck cancer has evolved over the last decade, so too has the reconstruction of defects created by ablative surgery. Reconstruction of surgical defects using Regional/ Microvascular free tissue transfer is integral part of multidisciplinary management of Head and Neck cancers. The central tenets of post-ablative head and neck reconstruction are the restoration of adequate function, form and esthetics, which maintain or improve quality of life. Reconstructive surgeon must have various options in his armamentarium to give best restorative outcomes in available resources.