Phillip Pirgousis

Phillip Pirgousis

Associate Professor of Otoralyngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Florida

Phillip Pirgousis, M.D., D.M.D., is a head and neck surgeon who specializes in head and neck oncology and skull base tumor surgery in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He performs microvascular reconstructive surgeries for defects in the head and neck and skull base regions, which treat various deformities and cancers.

Dr. Pirgousis earned his Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, South Australia, where he also earned his Doctor of Medicine. He went on to become chief resident of general surgery and a fellow at institutions in Australia and England and completed his residency in maxillofacial surgery. Afterwards, he completed a reconstructive surgery fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine, where he was chair of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Pirgousis speaks English and Greek, has contributed to numerous medical journals and book chapters, and is a member of multiple societies and associations within his specialty area.

His clinical focus includes:

  • Removal of tumors affecting the head and neck and skull base areas
  • Reconstruction of defects in the head, neck and skull base after tumor removal
  • Functional outcomes after head and neck cancer surgery
  • Minimally invasive robotic surgery for tonsil and base of tongue tumors
  • Thyroid and parathyroid tumors
  • Multidisciplinary management of head and neck sarcomas
  • Skin cancers in the head and neck area, including melanoma
  • Surgical correction of the paralyzed face
  • Zenker’s diverticulum and cancers of the cervical esophagus