Salivary Gland Center

Director: Dr. Louis Mandel

The Salivary Gland Center (SGC) at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center was developed to meet the medical needs of patients who have primary or secondary salivary gland problems and/or secretory dysfunction. Specialists at SGC have expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide variety of salivary gland diseases and related conditions, including:

  • Sjogren's syndrome
  • Sialolithiasis
  • Neoplasms
  • HIV parotid cysts
  • Chronic parotitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Recurrent parotitis in children
  • Viral parotidites
  • Parotid hypertrophy secondary to alcoholism, diabetes, anorexia and bulimia.

As a patient at the Salivary Gland Center, you will undergo a thorough clinical examination and provide staff physicians with a detailed medical history, as well as saliva samples. SGC specialists will then use a variety of diagnostic approaches and techniques including, as appropriate, chemical analysis, imaging, laboratory studies, and biopsy to ascertain the nature and extent of your problem. The staff at SGC will then design an individualized treatment plan for you and, if necessary, will make referrals to outside specialists for complementary care.

Although patient care is SGC's first consideration, the Salivary Gland Center also aims to serve as a world-class resource for the Columbia-Presbyterian medical community. As such, SGC welcomes referrals from other CPMC doctors and departments whose patients might benefit from the center's expertise.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call Dr. Louis Mandel, director of the Salivary Gland Center, at 212-305-9982.



1- Salivary Glands and Sarcoidosis

2- Salivary Glands and HIV disease

3- Salivary Glands and Eating Disorders

4- Salivary Glands - Red Herrings 1: masseteric hypertrophy

5- Salivary Glands: recurrent parotitis in children

6- Diagnosis of Sjogrens Disease

7- Red Herrings 2: somatoform disorders

8- Saliva and Gastroesophageal reflux

9- Submandibular sialolithiasis

10- Alcoholic Sialadenosis

11- Ranula

12- Phleboliths

13- Xerostomia

14- Mucoceles

15- Cat Scratch Disease

16- Sialorrhea

17- Radioactive Iodine

18- Pneumoparotid

19- Aplasia

20- Sialocele

21- Endocrine Issues

Salivery Gland Newsletter issues for 2002 in PDF format

Appointments and further information can be obtained by calling (212) 305-9982.