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Francisco J. Civantos

Francisco J. Civantos, M.D., FACS

General Information

Francisco J. Civantos, M.D., FACS





  • Otolaryngology
  • Surgery w/the Head & Neck-Otolaryngology


English, Spanish

Clinical Areas

Head & neck/skull base surgery


  • American Board of Otolaryngology


  • Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Research Interests

Evaluation of radionuclide guided sentinel node biopsy as a technique for determining risk of cancer metastases in cervical lymph nodes


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1991-1992 Fellowship-Otolaryngology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1987-1991 Residency-Otolaryngology
University of Illinois College of Medicine
1986-1987 Residency-Surgery
University of Illinois College of Medicine
1982-1986 Graduate Degree
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


Francisco Civantos, MD is a board certified ear, nose and throat specialist. He co-directs the division of head and neck surgery. His practice includes surgery of benign and malignant tumors of the parathyroids, thyroid, parotid, and neck,  as well as cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract, including the sinuses, skull base, nasopharynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx, and oral cavity. In addition, he treats advanced skin malignancies and has a research interest in Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, and minimally invasive endoscopic surgery.  He also maintains a practice in the surgical treatment of Zenker’s Diverticulum.