Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMFS)
diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.
Understand Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMFS)
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons use the latest surgical techniques to assist them in their work. For example CT and MRI scans are used to enable surgeons to view head and neck anatomy in three dimensions. The images can then be manipulated in order to produce virtual 3D models which help the surgeon to plan surgery. Based on these models templates and custom implants are made, which are specific to each patient., The same 3D technology allows surgeons to view the complex structures of the face and skull base on a screen during surgery and use surgical navigation apparatus to guide the surgeon showing them exactly where their instruments are in relation to the scanned images – useful when so many vital structures are so close together., For some years oral and maxillofacial surgeons have successfully used micro-vascular surgical techniques to help transfer tissue from one part of the body to another.
Common health concerns
surgical treatment of facial injuries – complex craniofacial fractures, fractures of the lower jaw, upper jaw, cheekbone, nose, and orbit (sometimes all of these together) and soft tissue injuries of the mouth, face and neck,removal of head and neck benign and malignant tumours,reconstructive surgery – including micro-vascular free tissue transfer,removal of impacted teeth and complex buried dental roots,removal of jaw tumours and cysts,cosmetic surgery such as face lifts, eyelid and brow surgery and correction and reconstruction of the nose (rhinoplasty),temporomandibular (jaw) joint surgery,salivary gland surgery – for benign and malignant lesions,surgical treatment of cleft lip and palate and other congenital facial deformities,surgery of skin lesions of the head and neck
Specialist treatment available
craniofacial surgery for congenital problems, cancer and injuries involving the skull base (working with neurosurgeons), facial surgery for cancer (working with oncologists, ENT surgeons, and dental specialists), skin cancer surgery (working with dermatologists)
Testimonials by patients
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