We found 5 oral surgeons who accept Blue Advantage near Lees Summit, MO.

Dr. Matthew Robert Hlavacek, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1208 Ne Windsor Drive
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Hlavacek is a general practitioner and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Before performing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Hlavacek attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: facial surgery and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Hlavacek's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hlavacek accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and Mosaic Life Care.

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Clinical interests: Facial Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Steven John Prstojevich, MD
Specializes in Other, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1208 Ne Windsor Drive
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Steven Prstojevich works as an oral surgeon in Lees Summit, MO. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Truman Medical Centers, and Carle Foundation Hospital. Dr. Prstojevich has indicated that his clinical interests include dental implant surgery, wisdom teeth removal, and skin cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prstojevich accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Trauma

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3600 Ne Ralph Powell Road; Suite D
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Christopher Haggerty is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haggerty takes. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Carondelet Health.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
708 Nw Commerce Drive
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Cesar Solano's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Solano is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his residency, Dr. Solano trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
200 South East Douglas; Suite 100
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Randall Stone specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Stone average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stone is professionally affiliated with Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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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.