Philosophy of Care
I take great pride in offering our patients the highest quality of care that is based on the latest research and cutting edge technologies. Whether it is our minimally invasive approaches to thyroid and parathyroid surgeries, the use of the robot in cancer treatment, or our comprehensive reconstructive techniques, I strive to do everything possible to treat my patients in a manner that gives them their absolute best chance of cure while optimizing their functional and cosmetic results.
Dr. Farwell’s clinical practice has centered on the comprehensive management of head and neck malignancies including thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He has special interests in laser and robotic microsurgery of upper aerodigestive tract tumors and reconstructive surgery after traumatic and oncologic defects. His comprehensive approach to patient care allows the entire gamut of reconstructive surgery to be utilized to optimize his patients functional and cosmetic results. He has worked extensively on improving patient functional outcomes with microvascular organ replacement strategies and rehabilitation with coordinated speech and swallowing therapies available here at UC Davis.
His research endeavors include multiple collaborations with the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering working on noninvasive and minimally invasive technologies to diagnose neoplasms, novel and improved PET tracers, unique approaches to therapeutic drug delivery to neoplasms, and high-resolution imaging technologies. He also works closely with colleagues in the Department of Radiation Oncology to evaluate novel treatment strategies to minimize radiation side effects and maximize patient functional outcomes.