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

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Mr Matthew R Hlavacek DDS MD
Specializes in General Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.05 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
1208 Ne Windsor Drive
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Matthew Hlavacek's areas of specialization are general practice and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Kansas City, MO and Lees Summit, MO. He has a special interest in dental implant surgery, facial surgery, and cosmetic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hlavacek honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Hlavacek's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System and Truman Medical Centers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City and Mosaic Life Care.

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Clinical interests: Facial Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Jaw Surgery

Dr Steven J Prstojevich DDS MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
1208 Ne Windsor Drive
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Steven Prstojevich practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Lees Summit, MO. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Truman Medical Centers, and Carle Foundation Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in dental implant surgery, wisdom teeth removal, and facial cosmetic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Prstojevich average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 2.62 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
3600 Ne Ralph Powell Road; Suite D
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Christopher Haggerty practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Lees Summit, MO. His average patient rating 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 honors. He is affiliated with Carondelet Health.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 3.14 stars out of 5 (57 ratings)
708 Nw Commerce Drive
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Cesar Solano works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Lees Summit, MO. For his residency, Dr. Solano trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Patient reviews placed Dr. Solano at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Solano's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Research Hospital, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Average rating 4.96 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
200 Se Douglas; Suite #100
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Randall Stone's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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.
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