The publishers and editors of Operative Techniques – Head and Neck Surgery welcome you to this endeavor to catalog and characterize the abundance of expertise in techniques and clarity of surgical illustrations within this journal’s history. With this collection, we strive to highlight key subject matter pertinent to the Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery resident in training. Additionally we hope to provide some framework for those residents to digest the material as befits their position in training, while still understanding these articles may be helpful to residents at multiple stages of their careers. Within each year of training, articles are subdivided by subspecialty category and labeled as “basic” or “advanced.” “Basic” articles cover information key to the resident to begin to master during that year, whereas “advanced” topics include concepts and techniques, which will form an important basis for future learning.
We intend this collection to be a living product. We will continually update the articles included from new published materials, sometimes augmenting what is here, but at times perhaps replacing an older article. Updates will also reflect the ongoing changes in training requirements and advances in surgical technology. We hope you find this resource helpful and encourage you to use it freely in your self-directed reading program and as a reference for patient-specific care situations.
Johnathan D. McGinn M.D., FACS
Education Editor - Operative Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery