Treatment that is easier to swallow

Salivary Gland Surgery

What are salivary glands?

As the name suggests, salivary glands are a pair of organs that create saliva to moisten the mouth to allow easy swallowing.

There are three major salivary glands: one under the tongue (sublingual), one on the side of your face (parotid), and one below the lower jaw (submandibular).

Salivary glands can present swollen due to a lesion within the gland. Problems with salivary glands usually occur when the tubes from these glands to the mouth become blocked by tiny stones or structures. Blockages can cause swelling and infections, and these can have a considerable effect on your ability to swallow and eat.

Get treatment from a leading expert

If you have a salivary gland problem, it’s recommended you see an expert in head and neck surgery from the start.

This is because we encounter patients whose overall outcome has unfortunately been compromised through poor treatment decisions.

It is very difficult for someone without great expertise to tell the difference between benign and malignant conditions, and they require very different surgical approaches. Every round of surgery increases the risk of damage and injury.

Mr Lee has vast experience in treating salivary gland problems, so you can rest assured that you’re in the best possible care.

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Dr Lee and his team completely changed my life... it has improved my confidence in all aspects!

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2019-08-17T13:54:53+00:00

An NHS Patient

Dr Lee and his team completely changed my life... it has improved my confidence in all aspects!
The treatment is still ongoing but I am totally happy with the part Mr Lee and his team played in this. I am hoping that nothing like this will happen again but if it did, I would not hesitate to contact Mr Lee and his team again. Thank you

JW

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2022-02-23T10:32:28+00:00

JW

The treatment is still ongoing but I am totally happy with the part Mr Lee and his team played in this. I am hoping that nothing like this will happen again but if it did, I would not hesitate to contact Mr Lee and his team again. Thank you
I was a little nervous but Mr Lee and his team put me at ease and I felt I was in very safe hands. The procedure was painless and I was able to go home soon afterwards

SH

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2022-02-23T10:49:49+00:00

SH

I was a little nervous but Mr Lee and his team put me at ease and I felt I was in very safe hands. The procedure was painless and I was able to go home soon afterwards
As one of the club doctors for Sheffield United, I have been fortunate to have Nick's support in managing two of our injured first-team players in the past year...

Sheffield United FC Club Doctor

Nicholas Lee Surgery
2019-09-10T16:50:31+00:00

Sheffield United FC Club Doctor

As one of the club doctors for Sheffield United, I have been fortunate to have Nick's support in managing two of our injured first-team players in the past year...
I selected him because of his specialist experience and all of the care he gave was excellent

JJ

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2022-02-23T10:42:14+00:00

JJ

I selected him because of his specialist experience and all of the care he gave was excellent
Mr Lee treated my wife the week before I first saw him, with very positive results. On her recommendation I saw Mr Lee, the experience was exactly as I expected.

MO

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2022-02-23T10:35:57+00:00

MO

Mr Lee treated my wife the week before I first saw him, with very positive results. On her recommendation I saw Mr Lee, the experience was exactly as I expected.
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