J. Scott Magnuson, MD


Medical Director, Head and Neck Surgery, Florida Hospital Celebration Health
Focuses on surgical treatment of cancers of the head, neck, mouth and throat
J. Scott Magnuson, MD

Dr. Scott Magnuson is a recognized pioneer in the field of robotic surgery for the head and neck, and he specializes in providing advanced surgical interventions for patients with cancers affecting the mouth, nasal cavity, lymph nodes, vocal cords, airway and skin, as well as the thyroid, parathyroid and salivary glands. He is board-certified in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery and the Medical Director of Head and Neck Surgery at Florida Hospital Celebration Health. He also serves as Director of Robotic Head and Neck Surgery at the Nicholson Surgery Center and is a co-founder of the Head & Neck Surgery Center of Florida.

Dr. Magnuson is an award-winning researcher and teacher of other surgeons who has published numerous articles on Trans Oral Robotic Surgery and is a current professor of otolaryngology –head and neck surgery at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. In addition to his surgical expertise in removing cancerous and pre-cancerous tumors and lesions, Dr. Magnuson and his partner, Dr. Hilliary White, offer the most advanced skills in reconstructive head and neck surgery, allowing patients who undergo life-saving cancer removal to resume a more normal, confident lifestyle as a Cancervivor.


  • Advanced Head and Neck Surgery
  • Clinical Trials
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
  • Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Tumor Removal


  • Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year, University of Alabama, 2009
  • ARGUS Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Outstanding Achievement in the Study of Medicine Award, University of Texas

Book Chapters

  • Magnuson JS, Peters GE: Chapter 33 – Cancer of Larynx and Hypopharynx . General Surgery: Principle and International Practice edited by Bland et al. Published by Springer.
  • Vicini C, Montevecchi F, Magnuson JS. Robotic Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Current Otorhinolaryngology. Reports 2013 June. doi:10.1007/s40136-013- 0022-9. [Accepted for Publication]


  • Robotic Surgery for Primary Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Site.
  • Hardware Removal after Osseous Free Flap Reconstruction
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intraluminal Negative Pressure Wound Therapy For Optimizing Pharyngeal Reconstruction

Points of Difference

  • Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification
  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as High Achieving
  • Innovative Robotic Surgery Techniques
  • Internationally Recognized (clinical research, robotic surgery and treatment)
  • Ongoing Research, Publications and Presentations
  • Ongoing Teaching Affiliations and Appointments

Results & Outcomes

  • Five-Year Survival Rates Report
  • Head and Neck Cancer (higher the national average)
  • Ongoing Research Projects
  • Ongoing Survival Data and Comparisons
  • Provide Free Risk Assessments to the Public
  • Thyroid Cancer (higher than the national average)
  • Tongue Cancer (higher than the national average)
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