HeadandNeckSurgery.net is a health resource portal for professionals dealing with medical conditions in head and neck region of the body. This includes all benign and malignant diseases of Ear, Nose and Throat. It will also be a platform for patients with these conditions where they can access validated information and can get a chance to interact with the professionals.
This project is a brainchild of Shayan Ansari, a Head & Neck / ENT Surgeon working in Scotland, UK. During his training and career, he always thought of providing a platform where various health professionals all over the world can communicate and discuss complex situations and challenges in surgical management of head and neck diseases. This website is specifically designed to accommodate specialists, specialist trainees, patients and allied health professionals like speech and language therapists, dieticians, specialist nurses from all over the world.
Similarly, there are number of situations where trainees and allied health professionals feel unsupported and would like to get advice. This portal will be an ideal platform for them to interact. Their identities can be kept anonymous on their request.
There are no geographical limitations or boundaries. Patient identifiers and confidentiality will be maintained at all levels.
This resource website will provide validated information for patients and give them a chance to interact with professionals in a secure and anonymous way. They will also be able to look up a specialist in their region. Although these specialists will go through various checks before they can be registered on the website but it should be kept in mind that this is not an alternative or substitute for conventional clinical consultation where proper physical examination can be carried out.
Most importantly, the views expressed by the specialists are their own views. Consensus can be derived but these do not carry any medico-legal binding.