Dr. Kerstin M. Stenson, MD

Dr. Kerstin M. Stenson, MD

Head & Neck Surgical Oncology | Female | 54 years old

The way we determine what sort of treatment a patient with a head and neck tumor will have is based on usually the stage of the cancer. And patients who have early stage cancer usually will have an operation first. Patients with more advanced stage cancer are seen by our multidisciplinary team, and as a group, we decide whether the patient should start with an operation first and have it followed with chemo and radiation or whether they should have chemo and radiation first. The whole goal is not just survival, but function and survival, and we prioritize both of those equally in a patient who has newly diagnosed head and neck cancer.Read more

RUSH University Medical Group, Chicago, IL
1611 W Harrison St # 550
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The way we determine what sort of treatment a patient with a head and neck tumor will have is based on usually the stage of the cancer. And patients who have early stage cancer usually will have an operation first. Patients with more advanced stage cancer are seen by our multidisciplinary team, and as a group, we decide whether the patient should start with an operation first and have it followed with chemo and radiation or whether they should have chemo and radiation first. The whole goal is not just survival, but function and survival, and we prioritize both of those equally in a patient who has newly diagnosed head and neck cancer.Read more

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Dr. Stenson's Care Philosophy

The way we determine what sort of treatment a patient with a head and neck tumor will have is based on usually the stage of the cancer. And patients who have early stage cancer usually will have an operation first. Patients with more advanced stage cancer are seen by our multidisciplinary team, and as a group, we decide whether the patient should start with an operation first and have it followed with chemo and radiation or whether they should have chemo and radiation first. The whole goal is not just survival, but function and survival, and we prioritize both of those equally in a patient who has newly diagnosed head and neck cancer.

Dr. Stenson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Laryngitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Lymphoma
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Conductive Hearing Loss
  • Dizziness
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Disorders
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gum Cancer
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Malignant Bone Cancer of the Skull, Face, and Jaw
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Myeloma
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Penile Cancer
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma of Head, Face, and Neck
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • TMJ
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo

Education

  • Medical School
    Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School

    Graduated in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    University Ill College Med

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Mich School Med

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Head & Neck Surgical Oncology
  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Facial Bone
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Dentoalveolar Lesion or Tumor
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Glossectomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Sphenoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair