Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a field of surgery that requires precise and careful practices. The Department, as well as St Luke’s hospital as a unit, are made up of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons with extensive experience and training in the subject of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in Greece as well as in centers abroad. Distinguished locally, but also on a European level, the Clinic offers excellent Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery services, always in accordance with the highest international standards.
At St Luke’s there is a fully specialized Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, which offers its services to all patients, hospitalized and not, through the regular external Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic.
At the Clinic, the patient and the underlying disease are evaluated and, depending on the findings, the patient is referred for hospitalization or follows the corresponding treatment from home.
What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery covers the diagnosis and surgical or non-surgical treatment of pathological findings or asymmetries occurring in the area of the mouth, jaw and face.
Services offered at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic
- Obtain patient history
- Clinical and paraclinical examination of the patient
- Evaluation of findings
- Possible referral to the department for further investigation or treatment
- Possible treatment from home with periodic monitoring of the patient
The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery offers services related to the following:
- Neoplasms / Tumors of the Head and Neck. That is, areas of the oral cavity, lips, salivary glands, the entire face, scalp, cervical region and regional lymph nodes
- Restoration / Reconstruction (Reconstruction) of the Head and Neck. That is, peripheral reconstructive surgery, including hard and soft tissues, such as grafts and free tissue transfer, including microsurgery, of neoplastic, traumatic, syndromic, dysmorphic etiology, etc.
- Salivary Gland Pathology / Surgery
- Head and Neck Traumatology. Management of cranio-maxillofacial trauma (bones, teeth, and soft tissues), acute injuries, as well as their extensions
- Pathology / Surgery and Temporomandibular Disorders
- Orthofacial Surgery. Orthognathic surgery (facial orthopaedics), expansion osteogenesis
- Aesthetic / Cosmetic Surgery of the Head and Neck. Facial plastic surgery
- Head and Neck Cleft Surgery. Including surgery and treatment of congenital anomalies of the head and neck
- Inflammations / Abscesses of the Head and Neck. Treatment of hard and soft tissue infections of the head and neck area
- Oral / Alveolar Surgery and Implantology. Including pre-prosthetic surgery
- Oral Pathology.
The Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon is the most specialized surgical specialist regarding:
- The diagnosis of benign and malignant tumors that develop in the oral cavity, jawbones and face.
- The preoperative evaluation of benign and malignant tumors that develop in the oral cavity, jawbones and face.
- The surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors that develop in the oral cavity, jawbones and face.
- Among other things, the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon handles:
- Precancerous lesions in the oral mucosa
- Mouth cancer
- Salivary gland tumors.
Trauma and the role of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
The handling of injuries, such as fractures of the upper and lower jaw, eye socket, cheekbones, etc., requires excellent training and long experience. The areas of the head and neck are particularly sensitive, since they are crossed by countless vessels and nerves. They are parts of the body that house many important organs. The work of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, therefore, requires precision, knowledge and many years of experience.