ORAL CANCER SURGERIES AND RECONSTRUCTION
Oral cavity cancer is the most common cancer among Indian male and third most common among the Indian females. Indian subcontinent has higher prevalence because of the habit of chewing tobacco in various form, this is our special area of interest where we would have treated more than 3000 cancer, usually the oral cancer required surgery as the primary modality of treatment along with addressing of neck (where usually the spread or metastasis of lymph nodes procedure called neck dissection).
Some of the challenging cases treated by oral and maxillofacial surgeons are patients with acquired defects of the jaws following ablative cancer surgery, tumour surgery, trauma to the oral and facial region. Without adequate maxillofacial reconstruction these patients often suffer from decreased quality of life related to impaired speech, mastication, deglutition, and esthetics. Maxillofacial reconstruction can range from bone grafting all the way to transplantation of bone with blood vessels (mircovascular free flap surgery) for larger complex defects.
After a functional reconstruction is complete the process of rehabilitating the oral cavity (replacement of lost teeth and gums) begins. Rehabilitation of oral function begins with inter-disciplinary planning with surgeons and prosthodontic specialists.Our team of Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are uniquely qualified to manage patients through all stages of treatment from ablative resection, microvascular reconstruction, and finally dental implant placement for complete restoration of oral function.
Our division is also committed to the advancement of science in maxillofacial reconstruction and is currently working with well versed plastic surgeon to create custom alternatives to current standards in facial reconstruction.