HCA Florida Mercy expands world-class care to serve patients with head and neck cancers as well as oral and facial abnormalities

September 29, 2022HCA Florida Mercy Hospital, a comprehensive medical facility that has been serving the healthcare needs of South Florida for more than 70 years, today announced the addition of Neel Patel, MD, DMD, a specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, as well as Microvascular and Microneural Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Patel will lead the Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery program at Mercy Hospital.

Neel Patel, MD, DMD

Building upon the facility’s oncology practice, Dr. Patel will provide specialty care in the treatment of all types of head and neck cancers, as well as provide advanced reconstructive surgical techniques for complex oral and facial abnormalities, facial esthetic problems, craniofacial trauma, motor (i.e. facial reanimation surgery) and sensory nerve repair and reconstruction, as well as treatment of benign head and neck tumors and other conditions such as osteoradionecrosis and medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws.

“We are pleased to be able to launch this specialty practice area with Dr. Patel at the helm. He has trained with the best in the field and is one of the foremost experts in head and neck cancer surgery,” said David Donaldson, CEO of HCA Florida Mercy Hospital. “Launching the head and neck oncology practice area is part of our commitment to bringing world-class care to our patients at Mercy.”

Dr. Patel completed his fellowship in Head and Neck Surgical Oncology as well as Microvascular and Microneural Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Health System.

About HCA Florida Mercy Hospital

Mercy Hospital is a comprehensive medical facility that has been serving the healthcare needs of South Florida for more than 70 years. The 488-bed, acute care hospital is an award-winning facility that specializes in emergency services that are kid and senior friendly, maternity with level II NICU, general and robotic surgery, hyperbaric and wound care center, cardiology, cancer care, orthopedic and spine, primary stroke center, weight loss programs and more. Mercy is Miami-Dade’s only catholic hospital and provides patients with the best quality care in a compassionate and caring environment. Mercy is part of HCA East Florida, the largest healthcare system in Eastern Florida and an affiliate of HCA Healthcare. HCA East Florida offers multiple ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, urgent care and free-standing emergency care facilities. Mercy Hospital is located in the heart of Coconut Grove, FL with a bay front property that makes Mercy the only hospital in Miami to be accessible by land, air and sea. For more information on Mercy Hospital, visit mercymiami.com and like us on facebook.com/MercyHospitalMiami/