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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's areas of specialization are general practice and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hlavacek include facial surgery and cosmetic surgery. Dr. Hlavacek's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and Mosaic Life Care. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Hlavacek's training includes a residency program at Truman Medical Centers. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 and maxillofacial surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in dental implant surgery and skin cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Prstojevich obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Truman Medical Centers, and Carle Foundation Hospital. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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

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

Dr. Christopher Haggerty practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haggerty accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Carondelet Health.

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

Dr. Cesar Solano is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Lees Summit, MO. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Research Medical Center. Dr. Solano takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for his residency. Dr. Solano speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Randall Stone works as an oral surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Stone average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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.