Facial Reconstruction

Dr. Neil Tanna is qualified for reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck. He is Board Certified in both Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) – Head & Neck Surgery. Dr. Tanna has completed extensive training. He is among a small group of surgeons to have completed formal training in Otolaryngology, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Advanced Reconstructive & Microvascular Surgery.

Dr. Tanna offers the full spectrum of facial, head, and neck reconstructive surgery. This includes nasal, ear, eyelid, oral cavity, pharyngeal, scalp, and cheek reconstruction. He offers the latest techniques, including microvascular free flap reconstruction.

Dr. Neil Tanna has a unique background and a passion for providing reconstructive care. This keen interest has led him to contribute to the field of facial reconstruction. His work has been published in numerous scientific journals. He has traveled around the country and world, presenting his findings and results.


Select Publications and Presentations by Dr. Tanna

  • Provider Reimbursement and Total Care Time Resource Utilization in Complex Head & Neck Reconstructive Surgery: Financially Feasible or Futile?

    Presented at 94th Annual Meeting and Symposium of American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS), Scottsdale, AZ, April 13, 2015.

  • Predictive factors for pre-operative PEG placement: a novel screening tool for head and neck reconstruction.

    Presented at 2014 American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 11, 2014.

  • Andrews BT, Thurston TE, Tanna N, Broer PN, Levine JP, Kumar A, Bradley JP.

    Multicenter Experience With Image-Guided Surgical Navigation: Broadening Clinical Indications in Complex Craniomaxillofacial Surgery. J Craniofac Surg. 2015;26:1136-9.

  • Tanna N, Wan DC, Kawamoto HK, Bradley JP.

    Craniofacial Microsomia Soft-Tissue Reconstruction Comparison: Inframammary Extended Circumflex Scapular Flap versus Serial Fat Grafting. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2011;127:802-11.

  • Wan DC, Tanna N, Allam KA, Perry A, Bradley JP.

    Gradual orbital contraction after facial bipartition: correction of wide no. 0 to 14 craniofacial cleft. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2010;126:2109-12.

  • Roostaeian J, Kohan E, Tanna N, Tabit CJ, Kawamoto HK, Bradley JP.

    Staged reconstruction of the lower eyelid following tri-lamellar injury: A case series and anatomic study. Published in Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. 2012;65:48-53.

  • Roostaeian J, Kohan E, Tanna N, Kawamoto HK, Bradley JP.

    Reconstruction of the Scarred and Displaced Lower Eyelid following Violation of All Three Lamellae. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2011;127:58e-60e.

  • Tanna N, Broer PN, Roostaeian J, Bradley JP, Levine JP, Saadeh PB.

    Soft tissue correction of craniofacial microsomia and progressive hemifacial atrophy. Published in Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2012;23:2024-7.

  • Mulholland RS, Tanna N, Costantino PD, Chandler AR, Boyd JB.

    Introducing the tibial-dorsalis pedis osteocutaneous shin flap: a new option for oromandibular reconstruction. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2013;132:611e-20e.

  • Broer PN, Levine SM, Tanna N, Weichman KE, Hershman G, Caldroney SJ, Allen RJ Jr, Hirsch DL, Saadeh PB, Levine JP.

    A novel approach to frontal sinus surgery: treatment algorithm revisited. Published in Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2013;24:992-5.

  • Patel AA, Tanna N.

    Facial Nerve Anatomy. Published on eMedicine from WebMD.

  • Andrews BT, Surek CC, Tanna N, Bradley JP.

    Utilization of computed tomography image-guided navigation in orbit fracture repair. Published in Laryngoscope. 2013;123:1389-93.

  • Broer PN, Tanna N, Franco PB, Thanik VD, Levine SM, Garfein ES, Saadeh PB, Ceradini DJ, Hirsch DL, Levine JP.

    Ten-year Evolution Utilizing Computer-Assisted Reconstruction for Giant Ameloblastoma. Published in Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2013;29:173-80.

  • Tanna N, Chadha N, Sharma RR, Goodman JF, Sadeghi N.

    Malignant ossifying fibromyxoid tumor of the parapharyngeal space. Published in Ear Nose Throat Journal. 2012;91:E15-7.

  • Fan K, Kawamoto HK, McCarthy JG, Bartlett SP, Matthews DC, Wolfe SA, Tanna N, Vu MT, Bradley JP.

    Top Five Craniofacial Techniques for Training in Plastic Surgery Residency. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2012;129:477e-487e.

  • Tanna N, Wan DC, Perry AD, Kawamoto HK, Bradley JP.

    Paramedian mandibular cleft: revisiting the tessier classification. Published in Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2012;23:e38-40.

  • Wan DC, Levi B, Kawamoto H, Tanna N, Tabit C, do Amaral CR, Bradley JP.

    Correction of hypertelorbitism: evaluation of relapse on long-term follow-up. Published in Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 2012;23:113-7.

  • Perry AD, Wan DC, Shih H, Tanna N, Bradley JP.

    Open reduction and internal fixation of mandibular angle fractures using temporary Kirschner wire fixation. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2012;129:192e-4e.

  • Allam KA, Wan DC, Khwanngern K, Kawamoto HK, Tanna N, Perry A, Bradley JP.

    Treatment of Apert Syndrome: A Long-term Follow-up Study. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2011;127:1601-11.

  • Tanna N, Zapanta PE, Lavasani L, Sadeghi N.

    Intraparotid facial nerve schwannomas: clinician beware. Published in Ear Nose Throat Journal. 2009;88:E18-20.

  • Tanna N, Preciado DA, Biran N.

    The otolaryngologic features of Sanjad-Sakati syndrome. Published in Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2009;135:714-5.

  • Tanna N, Choi SS.

    Efficacy and safety of adenotonsillectomy for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea in Prader-Willi syndrome. Published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 2009;118:267-9.

  • Tanna N, Clary MS, Conrad DE, Lenert J, Sadeghi N.

    Vacuum-assisted closure for wound dehiscence in head and neck reconstruction. Published in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2009;123:19e-21e.

  • Tanna N, Sidell D, Schwartz AM, Schessel DA.

    Cystic lymphatic malformation of the middle ear. Published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 2008;117:824-6.19.

  • Tanna N, Preciado DA, Clary MS, Choi SS.

    Surgical treatment of subperiosteal orbital abscess. Published in Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2008;134:764-7.

  • Tanna N, Sidell D, Joshi AS, Bielamowicz SA.

    Adult intralesional cidofovir therapy for laryngeal papilloma: a 10-year perspective. Published in Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2008;134:497-500.

  • Tanna N, Edwards JD, Aghdam H, Sadeghi N.

    Transnasal endoscopic medial maxillectomy as the initial oncologic approach to sinonasal neoplasms: the anatomic basis. Published in Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2007;133:1139-42.

  • Edwards J, Tanna N, Bielamowicz SA.

    Endoscopic lysis of anterior glottic webs and silicone keel placement. Published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 2007;116:211-6.

  • Elmaraghy CA, Tanna N, Wiet GJ, Kang DR.

    Endoscopic management of blunt pediatric laryngeal trauma. Published in Annals of Otology, Rhinology, & Laryngology. 2007;116:192-4.

  • Tanna N, Zalkind D, Glade RS, Bielamowicz SA.

    Foreign Body Reaction to Calcium Hydroxyapetite Vocal Fold Augmentation. Published in Archives of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. 2006;132:1379-82.

  • Tanna N, Clary MS, Conrad DE, Joshi AS, Lindsey WH.

    Reliability of the helical advancement flap for auricular reconstruction. Published in Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Journal. 2010;125:202e-3e.

  • Composite Tissue Allotransplantation: Foundations & Future.

    Lecture at Annual Clinic Day, The Nassau Surgical Society, Inc. and Brooklyn & Long Island Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Uniondale, NY, December 5, 2012.

  • Reconstruction of the Severely Scarred and Displaced Lower Eyelid Following Violation of All Three Lamellar Planes.

    Presented at 2010 American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON October 3, 2010.

  • Diffuse B Cell Lymphoma of the Pterygopalatine fossa, Infratemporal fossa, Orbital apex, and Meckel’s Cave.

    Presented at Rhinology World 2009, Philadelphia, PA, April 18, 2009.

  • Malignant ossifying fibromyxoid tumor of the parapharyngeal space.

    Presented at 2009 Combined Sections Meeting of The Triological Society, Las Vegas, NV, January 30, 2009.

  • Pediatric Maxillofacial Trauma in Bicycle-Related Injuries.

    Presented at 2007 American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 28, 2007.

  • Vacuum-Assisted Closure for Wound Dehiscence in Head and Neck Reconstruction.

    Presented at 2007 American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 28, 2007.

  • Reliability of the Helical Advancement Flap for Auricular Reconstruction.

    Presented at 2007 American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, October 28, 2007.

  • Efficacy and safety of adenotonsillectomy for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea in Prader-Willi Syndrome.

    Presented at 2007 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, September 18, 2007.

  • Image Guided Transphenoidal Endoscopic Drainage of a Petrous Apex Cholesterol Granuloma – A Useful Technique for Select Lesions.

    Presented at 110th 2007Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), San Diego, CA, April 29, 2007.

  • Cervical Tuberculosis in Association with the Use of Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors.

    Presented at 110th 2007Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), San Diego, CA, April 28, 2007.

  • Cystic Lymphangioma of the Middle Ear.

    Presented at 2007 Combined Sections Meeting of The Triological Society, Marco Island, FL, February 15, 2007.

  • Sinonasal Carcinoma After Irradiation for Medulloblastoma With Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome.

    Presented at 2007 Combined Sections Meeting of The Triological Society, Marco Island, FL, February 15, 2007.

  • An Unusual Presentation of Unilateral Nasal Obstruction in an Adult.

    Presented at 2007 Combined Sections Meeting of The Triological Society, Marco Island, FL, February 15, 2007.

  • Lymphangioma of the Hypopharynx Previously Misdiagnosed as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease.

    Presented at 2007 Combined Sections Meeting of The Triological Society, Marco Island, FL, February 15, 2007.

  • Endoscopic Management of Blunt Pediatric Laryngeal Trauma.

    Presented at The Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC) 34th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November, 30 2006.

  • Intraparotid Facial Nerve Schwannomas: Clinician Beware.

    Presented at 2006 Southern Section Meeting of The Triological Society, Naples, FL, January 12, 2006.

  • Surgical management of subperiosteal orbital abscess.

    Presented at 2007 American Academy of Otolaryngology -Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, September 18, 2007.

  • Management of the Nasolacrimal System during Transnasal Endoscopic Medial Maxillectomy.

    Presented at 2007 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 14, 2007.

  • Adult Intralesional Cidofovir Therapy for Laryngeal Papilloma: A 10 Year Perspective.

    Presented at 110th 2007Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meetings (COSM), San Diego, CA, April 29, 2007.

  • CSF Gushers in Pediatric Cochlear Implantation.

    Presented at The Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC) 31st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 31, 2003.

  • Microsurgical reconstruction of ameloblastoma.

    Presented at 2013 American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM) Annual Meeting, Naples, FL, January 15, 2013.

  • A Multi-Center Experience with Image-Guided Surgical Navigation in Complex Craniomaxillofacial Surgery: Should it be the New Standard of Care.

    Presented at 2012 American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 27, 2012.

  • Use of CT Guided Navigation in Orbit Trauma Repair.

    Presented at 2012 Combined Sections Meeting of The Triological Society, Miami Beach, FL, January 27, 2012.