Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery (OMFS)

Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgery (OMFS) is a surgical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck. General Medical Council recognises OMFS as a medical specialty and it is unique in requiring a dual qualifications in medicine and dentistry in order to practice at consultant level. Please see the briefing on Royal College of Surgeons website for further information.

Our department regularly receives referrals from GPs, dentists and other hospital based specialities. Possible cancer referrals are seen within 2 weeks and urgent/routine referrals are scheduled within appropriate time frame.   

Conditions & Procedures

  • Head and neck cancer surgery (inc. ablation & neck dissection)

  • Microvascular reconstruction (free flaps)

  • Microsurgical nerve repair and grafting 

  • Skin cancer & MOHS reconstruction

  • Neck lumps (inc. paediatric)

  • Complex reconstruction of nose

  • Facial deformity (jaw misalignment)

  • Facial trauma (hard and soft tissue)

  • Post-traumatic deformity (inc. rhinoplasty)

  • Salivary gland surgery (inc. parotidectomy)

  • Sentinel node biopsy (oral cancer & melanoma)

  • Facial plastic surgery procedures (inc. facelift & scar revision) 

  • Computer planning & patient specific implants

  • Odontogenic infections and abscesses

  • Facial implantology 

  • Access to robotic surgery