Can Jaw Surgery Be Performed in the Office?
Yes! With general advances in patient safety and care, it is possible to perform more and more procedures in the office, as opposed to in the hospital. Dr. McGann routinely performs office-based jaw surgery in his state-of-the-art office facilities. First and foremost, Dr. McGann and his staff are fully trained to deal with all aspects of preparing for and performing surgery in office, and patient safety is always our top priority. Beyond safety, Dr. McGann has available all the tools to make sure his cases are performed to the highest standards. Here are just a few of the benefits of office-based oral surgery:
Fewer Side Effects
Office-based anesthesia has improved dramatically over the years. Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons like Dr. McGann, are unique among general dentists and other dental specialists in that they have received extensive formal training in anesthesia. This training is part of their residency and it is within the department of anesthesiology of the hospital system in which they trained. During your consultation, we will be happy to discuss your particular options.
Convenience & Comfort
Imagine oral surgery with no pre-operative and post-operative rooms with dozens of other patients! A visit to a single location is easier to navigate and there is generally more flexibility in scheduling.
Lower Risk of Infection
Hospitals are great places, but they are filled with sick people! Performing outpatient surgery reduces the chance of a hospital-borne infections.
Without the need to pay for additional hospital staff, costs may be somewhat lower. Keep in mind that this is determined with a review of details and medical insurance coverage with your surgeon’s financial counselor.
While the benefits are clear, it is important to make sure that your surgeon and staff are properly trained, accredited, and prepared to deal with any unplanned emergencies. It’s simple to find out the answer to this question – just ask! To determine if you are a candidate for office-based jaw surgery, contact us to schedule an appointment today.
To learn more about how office-based procedures are safe and may represent the best option for you, please visit the website for the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.