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Using the latest and most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques, we strive to provide the utmost in comprehensive and collaborative interdisciplinary care.

Our practice is unique in that we can provide patients with comprehensive care from the initial appointment through post-operative recovery and rehabilitation. Working closely with various surgical specialties, this team can provide interdisciplinary care for the best possible outcomes.

The information on this site is meant to educate our patients and families regarding the basic principles involved in their care and rehabilitation.

This is not intended to be comprehensive in every manner of care/rehabilitative options; but rather, serves to provide information regarding this practice’s standards of care for our patients.

Using the latest and most advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques, we strive to provide the utmost in comprehensive and collaborative interdisciplinary care.

Our practice is unique in that we can provide patients with comprehensive care from the initial appointment through post-operative recovery and rehabilitation. Working closely with various surgical specialties, this team can provide interdisciplinary care for the best possible outcomes.

The information on this site is meant to educate our patients and families regarding the basic principles involved in their care and rehabilitation.

This is not intended to be comprehensive in every manner of care/rehabilitative options; but rather, serves to provide information regarding this practice’s standards of care for our patients. Address and contact information can be found here.

Katrina M. Jensen, M.A., CCC-SLP

Director, Medical Speech Pathology

Katrina JensonKatrina has been practicing exclusively in the field of Head & Neck rehabilitation for 15 years, including her training with the surgeons from the University of Pittsburgh. Following her 4 years training in Pittsburgh, she returned to her hometown of San Diego where she developed comprehensive Head & Neck programs focused on alaryngeal rehabilitation as well as swallowing and voice disorders.

In 2007, she joined Texas Health Care where she also developed and now maintains a very active Head & Neck rehabilitation program, including the largest laryngectomy support group in North Texas.

Throughout her career, Katrina has lectured extensively in the fields of laryngectomy rehabilitation as well as dysphagia/swallowing disorders. She’s well known both nationally and internationally for her expertise in these fields and frequently provides consultative services to similar programs, both in the US as well as abroad.

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Ana Garcia

Speech Pathology Program Coordinator

Ana GarciaBefore joining Texas Health Care in 2009, Ana worked closely with Speech Pathologists in the fields of neurogenic speech, language and swallowing disorders. She now coordinates all speech pathology care and visits for all four metroplex locations. As an assistant, she is extremely knowledgeable in the field, can answer many commonly raised questions and serves as the primary point of contact between patients and the office. She is also the referral coordinator for the SLP department.

Yadro Ducic, M.D., FRCS(C), FACS

Surgeon, M.D., FRCS(C), FACS

Dr. DucicDr. Ducic is board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

He has published a large number of articles in the fields of cosmetic surgery (including rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, face lift, lip augmentation, laser resurfacing, and ear shaping surgery), reconstructive surgery (including a number of different flaps to assist in restoring the face and neck), maxillofacial trauma, and skull base surgery (including various approaches to access lesions of the skull base as well as a number of techniques to optimize appearance postoperatively).

Dr. Ducic is the program director for an accredited fellowship (American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) in Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Ducic is a Clinic Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is also the Co-director of the Baylor Skull Base Center in Dallas and Fort Worth. In addition, he serves as the medical director of the Center for Aesthetic Surgery and the Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at JPS Health Network. Currently, he is a member of Texas Health Care.

 

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The North Texas Laryngectomy Society (NTLS)

This practice hosts the meetings for the North Texas Laryngectomy Society, which comprises the largest membership of laryngectomy patients in North Texas. We hold regular meetings quarterly and social events on occasion, with new topics every time. Attendance is encouraged for both new laryngectomees, seasoned laryngectomees, and any interested family/friends.

The regular meetings are held on the first Friday of the month, Fall through Spring @ 2pm, at the office on Pennsylvania Ave. Also, we have various social events that will be announced on the website (see the homepage for details each month). In some cases, an RSVP is required for the social events so be sure to check the website for details!

NTLS also conducts various fundraising activities throughout the year. In order for these to be successful, participation is KEY! All help is appreciated. Information regarding these events is shared at the quarterly meetings and can be found on the website as well.

The latest information and activities of NTLS can be found on www.theNTLS.com as well as information regarding past and future meetings, so check in often to stay updated!

Read more on the NTLS page (link)

NOTE: The products and supplies described have been clinically proven and determined by this practice to provide the most comprehensive, advanced items in a laryngeal rehabilitation. There has been no endorsement, specific or implied, by any manufacturer. In many cases, indications for use, however, are described based upon the indications and specifications set forth by the manufacturer.

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