University of Minnesota Health Cancer Care provides you with multidisciplinary, comprehensive and compassionate care for your lip or oral cancer. Many of our physicians have been national leaders in research, including clinical trials, giving you access to the most current medical therapies.
When surgery is recommended for the treatment of your lip or cancer of the mouth, our team continues to pioneer minimally invasive surgical techniques. With transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for cancers of the mouth and neck, for example, physicians can resect tumors that otherwise would require a lip-split incision or mandibulotomy. Our surgeons also use TORS for reconstructive resulting in less blood loss, less pain and scarring, shorter hospital stays and a faster return to normal life compared to traditional open surgery.