Inside the Medical Procedures Center you will find the latest news, research and information about the Glossectomy procedure. You can research what it is, the reason it should be done, a description of how it is performed, what future procedures may need to be done based on the results and what complications you should be watching for.

What is Glossectomy?

Alternate Names for Glossectomy:
Partial glossectomy
Total glossectomy

A glossectomy is the surgical removal of all or part of the tongue. The surgery may be:

  • Partial-removal of part of the tongue
  • Hemi-one side of the tongue is removed
  • Total-removal of the whole tongue


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What Is
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Reasons For Glossectomy
Reasons For
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