Chronic dry mouth cured with one surgery|Loyola Medicine

Chronic dry mouth cured with one simple surgery at Loyola

For almost a decade, Gary Hackney suffered from debilitating dry mouth (xerostomia) caused by treatment for stage IV thyroid cancer. He was taking more than 20 medications per day until he met with Carol Bier-Laning, MD, an ear, nose and throat surgeon at Loyola who surgically corrected his salivary gland disorder. Dr. Bier-Laning discusses the physical causes and difficulties of having dry mouth and how it can be surgically treated at Loyola. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit https://www.loyolamedicine.org/surgical-services/otolaryngology-head-and-neck-surgery or call 888-584-7888.