We found 14 oral surgeons who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Tinley Park, IL.

Tyran Eric Johnson
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2605 W Lincoln Highway; #127
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Tyran Johnson's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnson include bone grafting and dental implant surgery. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Bone Grafting, Reconstructive Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7625 W. 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Vassos Hajiharis' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hajiharis is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Richard John Balcerak
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
2605 West Lincoln Highway; Suite 127
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Richard Balcerak's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a special interest in cosmetic surgery and jaw surgery. Dr. Balcerak is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Jaw Surgery

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7625 W. 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Aaron Tucke's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7625 W. 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Carlo Pagni practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Oak Lawn, IL and Tinley Park, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Pagni is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7625 W. 159th Street
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Faisal Khan practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Oak Lawn, IL and Tinley Park, IL. Dr. Khan accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital.

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Sunil P Sinha
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15300 West Avenue; Suite 113
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Sunil Sinha's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
16011 108th Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Bosack's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Bosack's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Palos Community Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10713 W 159th Street
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Louis Korompilas is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
10713 W 159th Street
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Bryon Bouchelion's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bouchelion average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
340 West Lincoln Highway
Frankfort, IL
 

Dr. Charles Martello's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Martello takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
340 West Lincoln Highway
Frankfort, IL
 

Dr. Chirag Desai practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Frankfort, IL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
9535 W 144th Place
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Salvatore Termini's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Termini honors.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
15300 West Avenue; Suite 113
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robin Gallardi is an oral surgeon. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery is the specialty providing surgical care for the mouth and jaw. It is unusual in that it is a hybrid specialty combining the professional education of both dentists and medical doctors. The path to becoming an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or simply ‘oral surgeon,’ begins with graduating from dental school. The dentist then attends a surgical residency in a hospital, learning general surgical techniques alongside other physicians.

While many routine oral issues can be treated by a dentist, there are some that require specialized surgical care. Some of the procedures performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons include:
  • Removing wisdom teeth
  • Dental implants
  • Corrective surgery for facial deformities
  • Repair of facial trauma
  • Cleft lip or cleft palate surgery
  • TMJ surgery
  • Orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment)
  • Sleep apnea surgery

Some of these procedures are also performed by otolaryngologists or ENTs. There is quite a bit of overlap between the two specialties, and in many cases both will be qualified to perform a specific surgery. In general, oral surgeons are more likely to perform surgeries related to the mouth and jaw, such as wisdom tooth removal or TMJ surgery; whereas ENTs are more likely to handle cancers. However, areas of specialization are truly dependent on the individual physician.

One unusually convenient fact about oral and maxillofacial surgeons is that they are highly trained in the use of sedation and anesthesia, more so than any other doctors except anesthesiologists. This means that they are able to perform surgeries such as the removal of wisdom teeth on an outpatient basis in their office, without the need for an additional anesthesiologist on staff.

Oral and maxillofacial surgeons combine surgical expertise with their knowledge of dentistry to provide serious care for the structures of the jaw and face.