We found 5 oral surgeons who accept United Healthcare Compass near Fort Myers, FL.

Showing 1-5 of 5
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
6120 Winkler Road; Suite F
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Randolph Richardson's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more
Rafael Alcalde D.D.S., PA
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 4.29 stars (6 ratings)
33 Barkle; Suite B
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Alcalde works as an oral surgeon. Dr. Alcalde has indicated that his clinical interests include oral surgery and facial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Alcalde is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Alcalde (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Alcalde's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

Read more

Clinical interests: Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 1.22 stars (9 ratings)
1537 Brantley Road
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Anderson specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Fort Myers, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Anderson average 1.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 3.91 stars (3 ratings)
1537 Brantley Road
Ft Myers, FL
 

Dr. Jay Cagata sees patients in Fort Myers, FL. His medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Cagata has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
8267 College Parkway
Fort Myers, FL
 

Dr. Tinerfe Tejera is an oral surgeon in Fort Myers, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Gender

Additional Information

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Dental School

Fellowship

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.