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Mr Kostas Karavidas - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Mr Kostas Karavidas

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

120 Mile End Road, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO4 5XR - 11.74 miles
Oaks Hospital - 11.74 miles
120 Mile End Road, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO4 5XR

Mr Kostas Karavidas

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

24 years of experience
Broken Teeth/Retained Root Removal, Cancer of the Head, Neck, Mouth, and Tongue, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Cyst Removal + 44 more

Mr Kostas Karavidas is a Consultant Maxillofacial/Head and Neck and Oral Surgeon at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, where he has been based since 2012. He is also a key member of the Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Team. He undertakes facial reconstructive surgery for cancer patients and minimally invasive treatment for obstructive salivary gland disorders.

He specialises in the following areas:

  • Head and neck cancer surgery,
  • Facial reconstruction and rehabilitation,
  • Skin cancer,
  • Sialendoscopy and minimal intraoral surgery for obstructive salivary gland disease
  • Salivary gland surgery,
  • Paediatric oral surgery
  • Tongue ties.

He performs regular sialendoscopies and uses all forms of minimal treatment for salivary gland obstructive disease, such as laser intraluminal fragmentation of stones, basket retrieval of stones, balloon sialoplasties, and the intraoral ductal stretching technique for deeply seated stones in the hilum of the submandibular gland.

Mr Karavidas has conducted a large volume of free tissue transfer for facial defect reconstruction using a variety of flaps. He is is a strong believer that reconstruction is patient-specific, and he frequently incorporates virtual surgical planning into his patients' surgical care, ensuring that all patients are as informed about their results as possible prior to surgery.

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What is an oral & maxillofacial surgeon?

Oral and maxillofacial surgery specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the mouth, jaws, the face and the neck. This discipline can be considered a combination of dentistry and medicine, with the majority of specialists being dual-qualified in both dentistry and maxillofacial surgery.

When to see an oral & maxillofacial surgeon?

Conditions of the mouth, jaw, face and neck may require the attention of a maxillary facial surgeon to correct any deformity. Common conditions treated by oral & maxillofacial surgeons include elements related to head and neck cancers. Oral & maxillofacial surgeons also conduct a number of procedures including the reconstruction of maxillary facial trauma and jaw correction surgery.

What conditions does an oral & maxillofacial surgeon treat?

What procedures can you find at an oral & maxillofacial clinic?

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Mole Removal
  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)
  • Tooth Extraction
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Facial Feminisation Surgery
  • Mandible Angle Implants
  • Lip Lifts
  • Cheek Implants
  • Chin Implants
  • Genioplasty
  • Chin Surgery
  • Forehead Surgery
  • Jaw Surgery
  • Impacted/Infected Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Broken Teeth/Retained Root Removal
  • Ulcers – Biopsies/Excisions
  • Lesion Biopsy
  • Treatment For Sore Or Burning Mouth And Tongue
  • Treatment For Persistent Sore Throat
  • Mucocelle Removal
  • Excision Of Lesion Of Lip
  • Oral Reconstruction
  • Microvascular Free Flap Surgery
  • Bone Grafting
  • Submandibular Gland Tumour Surgery
  • Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS)
  • Stem Cell Treatment
  • Excision Of Lesions Of The Mouth, Tongue, And Gum
  • Video Consultation