Sialendoscopy & Salivary Duct Surgery Center

Pioneering Health Care


The UCSF Sialendoscopy and Salivary Duct Surgery Center is dedicated to offering individualized care with a focus on minimally invasive approaches to the salivary duct. Each patient coming for consultation can expect a detailed analysis of his/her history, prior imaging (CT scan or MRI), a thorough head and neck exam, and often an ultrasound exam.

Sialendoscopy, or salivary duct endoscopy, is a tool used to examine the salivary ducts of the parotid and submandibular glands. This procedure is performed for patients who notice recurrent swelling of the major salivary glands with eating. Salivary duct obstruction can occur from salivary duct stones (sialolithiasis), duct scarring (stenosis), inflammatory disorders of the salivary gland, or salivary gland tumors.

Salivary duct endoscopes can be as small as 0.9mm in diameter and are used to examine the salivary ducts and assist in the removal of stones in the salivary ducts (pictured on a CT scan here).


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UCSF at Mt. Zion
2380 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

Phone: (415) 353-2757
Fax: (415) 353-2603

UCSF at Mission Bay

Ron Conway Family
Gateway Medical Building
1825 4th Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158

Phone: (415) 885-7528
Fax: (415) 885-7711

UCSF Berkeley Outpatient Center
3100 San Pablo Ave., Suite 400
Berkeley, CA 94707

Phone: (510) 985-5200
Referrals: (415) 353-2757
Fax: (415) 353-2603