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About Charles Coffey, MD
Charles Coffey, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained head and neck cancer surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with a broad range of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck.
Dr. Coffey's surgical practice includes management of tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract (mouth, throat, voice box, nose, and sinuses), salivary glands, thyroid and parathyroid, neck, and skull base, as well as skin cancers of the face and neck. Where appropriate, he is able to employ minimally invasive techniques to minimize post-operative morbidity, including transoral robotic surgery, laser microsurgery of the larynx and pharynx and endoscopic surgery of the sinuses and skull base. He collaborates with colleagues across a broad range of disciplines to ensure that cancer patients receive the best multidisciplinary care possible. His practice also includes evaluating and treating a range of benign conditions of the head and neck, most notably including minimally-invasive endoscopic surgery of the salivary glands to treat patients with chronic inflammation, swelling, or pain of salivary gland origin.
Dr. Coffey completed a head and neck surgery fellowship at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a residency in otolaryngology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He earned his medical degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Coffey is board certified in otolaryngology. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
- University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
- The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
- Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Conditions and Treatments
- Head and Neck Cancer
Meet Charles Coffey, MD: Surgical Oncologist, Head and Neck CancersMore videos
- Surgeons at UC San Diego Health were the first in California to use a new flexible robotic system for operations in two highly intricate areas of the body: the neck and throat. Using an articulated telescope, combined with a flexible instrumentation and a high-definition 3D vision system, the robotic system provides safe access to delicate anatomical regions, such as the tonsils, base of the tongue, lower portions of the throat and around and inside the larynx or voice box.
- UC San Diego Health offers an innovative outpatient procedure for endoscopic removal of salivary stones – calcium deposits that can obstruct salivary glands, causing pain and swelling.