Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Clinical Background and Robotic Expertise
Years in Practice: since 2000
Board Certified: Yes
Medical School: Marmara University (Istanbul, Turkey)
Residency: Marmara University (Istanbul, Turkey)
Fellowship: The Ohio State University
Robotics Training: The Ohio State University
Clinical Interests: Robotic surgeries for head and neck cancers including tonsil, base of tongue, voice box and skull base, as well as other endoscopic minimally-invasive head and neck surgeries with its reconstructions including microvascular tissue transfer surgeries. He also performed the first robotic thyroid surgery in central Ohio.
Average operative time: 15 min (5-35)
Conversion to open surgery: 0 %
Reoperation rate (30 days): 0 %
Average blood loss: 10 ml
Transfusion rate: 0 %
Oral diet is started the next day after the surgery for most of the head and neck cancer patients after the robotic surgery.
None of the patients needed tracheostomy after the robotic surgical removal of their cancer.
Waltonen, J., Ozer, E., Schuller, D., & Agrawal, A. Tonsillectomy vs. deep tonsil biopsies in detecting occult tonsil tumors. Laryngoscope. 2009 Jan;119(1):102-6.
Ozer, E., Agrawal, A., Ozer, H., & Schuller, D. The impact of surgery in the management of the head and neck carcinoma involving the carotid artery. Laryngoscope. 2008 Oct;118(10):1771-4.
Ozer, E., & Waltonen, J. Transoral robotic nasopharyngectomy: a novel approach for nasopharyngeal lesions. Laryngoscope. 2008 Sep;118(9):1613-6.
Schuller, D., Ozer, E., Agrawal, A., Grecula, J., Rhoades, C., & Young, D. Multimodal intensification regimens for advanced, resectable, previously untreated squamous cell cancer of the oral cavity, oropharynx, or hypopharynx: a 12-year experience. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2007 Apr;133(4):320-6.
Mumbuc, S., Karatas, E., Durucu, C., Ozer, E., & Kanlikama, M. Transnasal endoscopic repair of choanal atresia. Turkish Otol. Journal. 2007 Mar-Apr;17(2):85-89. Turkish.PMID: 17527059
Ozer, E., & Schuller, D. Angiolipoma of the neck. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Oct;135(4):643-4.
Ozer, E., Grecula, J., Agrawal, A., Rhoades, C., Schuller, D. Intensification regimen for advanced-stage resectable hypopharyngeal carcinoma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Apr;132(4):385-9.
Ozer, E., Grecula, J., Agrawal, A., Rhoades, C., Young, D., & Schuller, D. Long-term results of a multimodal intensification regimen for previously untreated advanced resectable squamous cell cancer of the oral cavity, oropharynx, or hypopharynx. Laryngoscope. 2006 Apr;116(4):607-12.
Bayazit, Y., Ozer, E., Kanlikama, M., Mumbuc, S., Bayazit, N., & Yilmaz, M. Tuberculous deep neck infection in a soldier, preceding miliary tuberculosis: a diagnostic dilemma. Mil Med. 2005 Dec;170(12):1066-8.
Sirikci, A., Bayazit, Y., Ozer, E., Ozkur, A., Adaletli, I., Cuce, M., Bayram M. Magnetic resonance imaging based classification of anatomic relationship between the cochleovestibular nerve and anterior inferior cerebellar artery in patients with non-specific neuro-otologic symptoms. Surg Radiol Anat. 2005 Dec;27(6):531-5. Epub 2005 Nov 19.
Ozer E, Naiboglu B, Karapinar U, Agrawal A, Ozer HG, Schuller DE. Clinicopathologic Determinants of PET-CT Positivity. The AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO September 26-29, Boston, MA, 2010.
Oplatek A, Agrawal A, Old M, Teknos TN, Ozer E. TORS and Quality of Life: A Preliminary Clinical Experience. The AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO September 26-29, Boston, MA, 2010.
Oplatek A, Teknos T, Ozer E. Transoral Robotic Lingual Tonsillectomy. World Robotic Transoral (TORS) Symposium, April 11, 2010, Orlando, FL, 2010.
Ozer E. Transoral Robotic Retromolar Trigone Resection (TORRR). World Robotic Transoral (TORS) Symposium, April 11, 2010, Orlando, FL, 2010.
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